Lin-Manuel Miranda can tell you how to get, how to get to Sesame Street… And, he may soon have the hardware to prove it.
The 34-year-old Puerto Rican composer, rapper, lyricist and actor, a Grammy and Tony Award winner for the hit Broadway musical In the Heights, has earned the first Daytime Emmy Award nomination.
Miranda received the nod in the Outstanding Original Song category for composing “Rhymes with Mando” for PBS’ long-running Sesame Street program. He’s nominated alongside Luis Santeiro, the bilingual song’s lyricist.
Miranda, who appeared in the show’s season 40 premiere of Sesame Street as real estate agent Freddy Flapman and voiced a lamb in a season 42 episode, starting composing songs for the show in season 42.
“Rhymes with Mando,” performed by Ismael Cruz Córdova, the show’s new Latino character, will face off against “30,000 Reasons to Love Me” from Let’s Make A Deal, the “ABC’s of Moving” from Sesame Street, “I Belong” from Sofia the First, and “Spring Has Sprung” from Peter Rabbit.
Meanwhile, Joseph Rosendo could soon be expanding his Daytime Emmy collection. The 67-year-old Cuban American travel journalist and broadcaster, a three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winner, has earned two nominations this year.
Rosendo is nominated in the Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel Program and Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program categories.
Other Latino nominees include El Gordo y la Flaca’s Carlos Calderon, Alejandra Espinoza, Lili Estefan and Rodner Fugueroa and Nuestro Mundo’s Patricia Janiot, all nominated in the Outstanding Daytime Talent in Spanish category.
The nominations were announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
There is still no TV network for the ceremony, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday, June 22