Hitting New Heights | Starring Mandy Gonzalez & Javier Muñoz
The Broadway stars of Hamilton and In the Heights join voices to celebrate Broadway’s hottest composers, from Stephen Schwartz to Lin-Manuel Miranda. This performance features songs from Wicked to Hamilton and beyond. Truly a tour-de-force concert event!
Javier Muñoz’s passion for the stage has spanned many years and cities. His love of theatre began in high school during a production of The King and I in Brooklyn. His passion for acting only grew when he was signed by an agent before his high school graduation, leading him to enroll in New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts.
In 2005, Muñoz auditioned for Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer, composer, and star of the Tony®-winning hit In the Heights. Miranda chose Muñoz as his understudy in the role of Usnavi, which Muñoz later assumed full time upon Miranda’s departure.
When Miranda began writing the Tony®– and Pulitzer Prize-winning smash Hamilton, Muñoz was an active part of the musical’s early development and creation. He and Miranda developed the role of Alexander Hamilton together, and Muñoz served as Miranda’s alternate at the Public Theater in Hamilton’s off-Broadway debut in 2015. On July 11, 2016, Muñoz assumed the role of Alexander Hamilton full time on Broadway. Ben Brantley of The New York Times has said that Muñoz’s performance maintains “the balance of a revolutionary show about a revolutionary era that seems better every time I see it,” adding, “His Hamilton is sexy with his penetrating stare and Don Juan smile. When he’s courting the ladies and other characters describe him as a tomcat, you know exactly what they mean.”
Muñoz is currently appearing on the third and final season of the Freeform/Netflix hit series Shadowhunters, which was recently awarded the 2018 People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Show. Next up, Muñoz will star in Jack Newell’s dark comedy Monuments, opposite David Sullivan and Marguerite Moreau.
Mandy Gonzalez has thrilled audiences on Broadway, lit up the screen on television, and started a social movement. Mandy Gonzalez is currently starring as Angelica Schuyler in the musical sensation, Hamilton. She also starred as Lucy Knox on the CBS hit Madam Secretary.
Gonzalez is also known for originating the role of Nina Rosario, in her brilliant performance in the Tony® award–winning In the Heights. She has also starred as Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked, blowing the roof off each night of New York’s Gershwin Theatre. In 2017, she released her debut album, FEARLESS.
A deeply held passion of hers is #FearlessSquad—a social media movement for inclusiveness and belonging that Gonzalez founded. The movement connects millions of people around the world to be their best selves and empower each other