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09/28/2016 11:49 am ET

‘Saturday Night Live’ Has Its Eyes On Upcoming Host Lin-Manuel Miranda

He can't take a break.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is getting his shot at hosting "Saturday Night Live!"
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Lin-Manuel Miranda is getting his shot at hosting "Saturday Night Live!"

Good news, “Hamilton” fans! Non-stop Lin-Manuel Miranda is slated to host “Saturday Night Live.”

NBC announced Tuesday that the Broadway star will appear Oct. 8 in the second episode of the new season with musical guest Twenty One Pilots. The network excitedly tweeted out the news with a perfect Hamilton reference, writing, “SHOUT IT TO THE ROOFTOPS!” 

Miranda quoted NBC’s tweet, telling fans he has “a bit of a week next week.” 

The “Hamilton” creator has had a busy year. Not only did his stage production about the life of American patriot Alexander Hamilton win a Pulitzer Prize, but also 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and a Grammy Award, among other accolades.

Aside from his work in musical theater, Miranda is set to star in the upcoming “Mary Poppins” sequel alongside Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep, and he’s written music for Disney’s animated “Moana.” 

He recently spoke to Variety about his newfound mega-fame, admitting he still feels the same as always, except when he leaves the house. 

“That’s the measure of how different the world is,” he said, “coming out here and being a selfie magnet in the streets of New York City.”

Our guess is that his magnetic force will only get stronger after he takes the “SNL” stage. 

“SNL” returns to NBC Saturday, Oct. 1, at 11:30 p.m. ET with host Margot Robbie and musical guest The Weeknd. 

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