Lin-Manuel Miranda To Join Cast of “House”

Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 is slated to join the cast of “House” this fall season. Miranda will play House’s psychological hospital roommate in the first few episodes of the show’s sixth season. Miranda is also currently developing the In the Heights movie. [Thanks to Amanda Baker ’11 for the tip.]

Lin-Manuel Miranda Does “West Side Story”

Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 is keeping busy adapting a fresh Broadway revival of “West Side Story”, translating much of the musical’s original dialogue and song lyrics into Spanish: In his own musical Mr. Miranda struggled to balance English and Spanish; he said that, surprisingly, the amount of Spanish doubled between the Off Broadway and Broadway productions. […]

NYT Reveals Miranda ’02 Behind Any and Everything That Has Melody

“Remember the theme song to ‘Skip It’? That was me.” As election season kicks into overdrive, we will find ourselves and our ears more and more inundated by political advertisements—and the sound bites they are meant to embed in our brains. For celebrated (and decorated) Wesleyan alum Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, however, political advertisements have a […]

Scenes From the Tent Party: The Heems-Miranda-MGMT Alumni Complex

Q: What’s more Wesleyan than a Commencement Eve Tent Party featuring cameos by Das Racist’s Himanshu “Heems” Suri ’07, playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, and a wedding-style funk cover of “Kids”? A: Probably nothing. We’re late on posting this, but hey, it’s summer, we straight-chillin’. We don’t have video of Heems dropping a brief verse before […]

How Tall is Michael Roth? A Photo Essay.

TL;DR: Through convoluted, nearly incomprehensible methodology, he’s probably about 6’1″. But we’re still not sure.   Wesleyan’s beloved leader and figurehead posing in a picture with President Michael Roth.   President Michael Roth is ~7.55 Roth-heads tall. Lin-Manuel Miranda is ~7.12 Roth-heads tall.


Welcome to the seventh installment of Ask Wesleying, an advice column about any and all things Wes! Have a question about life at Wes? Submit it to get it answered in Ask Wesleying! You can find all of the Ask Wesleying columns here. It’s been a loooooong hiatus, what with thesis, winter break, thesis, spring break, more thesis […]

2017: A Very Wesleying Year in Review

“[My New Year’s Resolution is to] try to just calm myself down. It’s like Sid wants to see that side of me. He’s like, ‘You know, I know there’s a side to you and I am going to push every single button until I get it out of you, daddy” ? Jason Biggs This article […]

Notable “Wesleyan” Alumni

This article was a collaboration with smello. According to the university’s website, “Wesleyan graduates are successful in every profession imaginable, including law, science, medicine, business, politics, and the creative arts. They are often leaders and innovators in their fields”. With all the recent focus on Lin-Manuel Miranda, we thought we’d shed some light on the other […]

Wesleyan Releases Regular Decision Letters to the Class of 2021 and I’m Old as Shit

“Did Lin Manuel Miranda really breathe on these admissions brochures?” – Someone at WesFest last year probably Real news alert: according to an Instagram post from Wesleyan Admission, regular decision admissions letters were released to the Class of 2021 today at 3PM. Excitement! If you’re a current student, this means several things: (1) We’re old, really […]