The Guide to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

Celebrate with the Stars

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According to Business Insider, the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame is the number one most visited landmark in the United States (via Swarm). 

The world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame features more than 2,500 terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalk along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street. The five-pointed stars honor the accomplishments of actors, musicians, directors, producers and others in the entertainment industry.

HOW TO ATTEND A WALK OF FAME STAR CEREMONY

Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony
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There is a public viewing area for all Walk of Fame star ceremonies, which are free and do not have assigned seating. For those unable to attend in person, star ceremonies are streamed live at www.walkoffame.com.

  • Wear comfortable shoes, stay hydrated and bring sunscreen.
  • Chairs or step ladders are not permitted in the audience area of the ceremony.
  • Star ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will be over by 12:15 p.m.
  • Crowds must disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony to clear the sidewalk and the street.

The late Selena Quintanilla was honored with the 2,622nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 3, 2017. The star was dedicated in the category of Recording at 1750 N. Vine St. in front of the historic Capitol Records Building. A record-breaking crowd of 4,500 fans attended the ceremony, surpassing the 4,000 fans that came to the star ceremony of mariachi singer, Vicente Fernandez.

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA (NOV. 30, 2018)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Walk of Fame Ceremony
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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that entertainer Lin-Manuel Miranda will be honored with the 2,652nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, November 30 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Live Theatre at 6243 Hollywood Blvd. in front of the Pantages Theatre.

“Lin-Manuel Miranda has made history with history! He has brilliantly made the show Hamilton a musical learning experience for young and old. He constantly displays the charisma with and talent we all want to see on the stage forever,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of Hollywood Walk of Fame. “We are proud that Lin-Manuel Miranda star will add to our Hollywood history!”

Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will unveil the star along with “Weird Al” Yankovic and Tony Award winner, Renee Elise Goldsberry (the original "Angelica" from Hamilton).

Lin-Manuel co-stars with Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns, an all-new original musical and sequel. The film will be released by Walt Disney Studios on December 19.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the popular star ceremonies, encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient. His current musical, Hamilton - with book, music and lyrics by Miranda, in addition to him originating the title role - opened on Broadway in 2015. Hamilton was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and earned a record-breaking 16 Tony Nominations, winning 11 Tony Awards including two personally for Miranda for Book and Score of a Musical.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton won the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. Both Miranda and Hamilton won the 2016 Drama League Awards for Distinguished Performance and Outstanding Production of a Musical, respectively.

For its sold-out Off-Broadway run at The Public Theater, Hamilton received a record-breaking ten Lortel Awards, as well as three Outer Critic Circle Awards, eight Drama Desk Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical, and an OBIE for Best New American Play. Material from the show was previewed at the White House during its first-ever Evening of Poetry & Spoken Word in 2009; Lincoln Center Theater’s 2012 American Songbook Series; and New York Stage and Film’s 2013 Powerhouse Theatre Season at Vassar College. The Chicago production of Hamilton opened in October 2016, with a 1st National Tour and London production both opening in 2017. The London production went on to win seven Olivier Awards in 2018, including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Miranda and orchestrator Alex Lacamoire.

The Hamilton Mixtape, a concept album inspired by the show’s score featuring top rappers and musicians in the music industry, was released in December 2016. Lin-Manuel received a 2017 MTV VMA Award in the “Best Fight Against the System” category for the video, “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” from The Hamilton Mixtape.

In January 2019, Lin-Manuel will return to the role of Alexander Hamilton when the Hamilton tour visits Puerto Rico for an unprecedented three-week engagement. Proceeds from these performances benefit the Flamboyan Arts Fund, an initiative dedicated to preserving, amplifying, and sustaining the arts in Puerto Rico.

Miranda’s first Broadway musical, In the Heights received four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Musical), with Miranda receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. In the Heights also took home a 2009 Grammy Award for its Original Broadway Cast Album and was recognized as a Finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. In 2016, Miranda won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music for the Original London production of In the Heights. Off-Broadway, In the Heights received a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, the Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critic's Circle Award for Best Musical and Miranda received an Obie Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics.

Miranda is the co-composer (with Tom Kitt) and co-lyricist (with Amanda Green) of Broadway’s Bring it On: The Musical (2013 Tony Nom., Best Musical; 2013 Drama Desk Nom., Best Lyrics). He contributed new songs to the revival of Stephen Schwartz' Working and Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway Revival of West Side Story. In 2014, Miranda received an Emmy Award with Kitt for their song, “Bigger” from the 67th Annual Tony Awards. Miranda contributed music, lyrics and vocals to several songs in Disney’s feature film Moana, earning him an Oscar nomination and Grammy Award for the original song, “How Far I’ll Go.”

Miranda has lent his voice to the audiobook recordings of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saen. His TV and film credits include: The Electric Company, Sesame Street, The Sopranos, House, Modern Family, Polar Bears, Do No Harm, Smash, How I Met Your Mother, Inside Amy Schumer, Difficult People, Hamilton’s America, Saturday Night Live (2017 Emmy nomination, Guest Actor), Drunk History, DuckTales, BoJack Horseman, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, 200 Cartas, Speech and Debate, and Moana.

Miranda has actively supported the relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in September 2017, creating the benefit single, “Almost Like Praying” as well as releasing its Salsa Remix, benefitting the Hispanic Federation's UNIDOS Fund, helping relief and recovery efforts on the island. Miranda and Jennifer Lopez released the charity single, “Love Make The World Go Round” as a tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. He has continued to respond to tragedy with music, teaming with composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and Tony Winner Ben Platt for "Found/Tonight" supporting the March For Our Lives Initiative.