Alex Lacamoire is a Cuban-American composer, arranger, conductor, musical director, music copyist, and orchestrator who has worked on many shows both on and off-Broadway. He is the recipient of multiple Tony and Grammy Awards for his work on shows such as In the Heights (2008), Hamilton (2016), and Dear Evan Hansen (2017).
Lacamoire was born in Los Angeles, California and began to play piano at age four. He and his family moved to Miami, Florida when he was nine. He entered Southwood Middle School, a school known for its fine arts program, and went on to New World School of the Arts. He then attended Berklee College of Music, graduating in 1995 with the highest GPA in the class (3.97). At Berklee he studied jazz, arranging, and film scoring.
Lacamoire began his professional career as the associate conductor and musical director for the Broadway musical Wicked. He went on to serve as the music director, orchestrator, and co-arranger for the Broadway musicals In the Heights, Hamilton, and Dear Evan Hansen. He has also worked on a number of other Broadway shows, including Bring It On, 9 to 5, and Legally Blonde.
In addition to his work on Broadway, Lacamoire has also composed music for film and television. He is the composer of the Emmy-nominated children's television show Sesame Street, and he has also worked on the films The Greatest Showman (2017) and tick, tick... BOOM! (2021).