Holi festival 2013. Photo by Olivia Drake MALS ’08.

Miranda ’02 to star in How I Met Your Mother

[Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02] Tony award-winning playwright, composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda '02 will guest star in the final season of How I Met Your Mother, a TV show from creators and fellow alumni Carter Bays '97 and Craig Thomas '97.

The list of "How I Met Your Mother" Season 9 guest stars has grown longer with Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda getting cast for the successful CBS sitcom. The TV series' co-creators and executive producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas revealed the casting news via social networking site Twitter.

"Here's another bit of #HIMYM casting propaganda: A guest appearance by out good friend @Lin_Manuel Miranda!" Mr Bays posted on his Twitter account @CarterBays while Craig Thomas tweet post at Twitter account @HimymCraig read: "So excited to have @Lin_Manuel joining us on #HIMYM-meant to be!" The 33-year-old actor confirmed the casting news with a simple tweet to Mr Bays and Mr Thomas that says "You guys. YOU GUYS!"

The CarterMatt.com report reveals that Lin-Manuel Miranda will join HIMYM cast members that also had theater background like Broadway star Neil Patrick Harris who portrays Barney Stinson and new cast member Cristin Milioti as "The Mother" who hailed from Broadway's "Once." However, it has not yet been revealed what role Mr Miranda will portray in "How I Met Your Mother" Season 9.

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