Heightsiversary Party P2: Ripples in a Pond
I always think about what Priscilla Lopez said to me during “In the Heights.” She said, “You’re throwing a rock in the pond, and you have no idea the ripples that are going to come back.” I’m grateful for every wave that is going to come back.
Anthony Lee Medina (Usnavi) - Laurens/Phillip in Hamilton (Broadway)
Rubén J. Carbajal - Laurens/Phillip in Hamilton (Tour)
Gabrielle Ruiz (Carla/Nina) - Valencia on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Joel Perez (Usnavi) - last seen in the original Broadway cast of Fun Home
Samantha Marie Ware - Peggy/Maria in Hamilton (Chicago)
Joseph Morales (Usnavi) - Hamilton in Hamilton (Chicago)
Lexi Lawson (Vanessa) - Eliza in Hamilton (Broadway)
Chris Lee (Benny) - Lafayette/Jefferson in Hamilton (Chicago)
In the Heights really was my attempt to make a way for myself. And I’m so happy that it’s made a professional life for so many Latino actors. I had an actor come up to me once at a studio, and he said, “I’ve played Kevin twice and Piragua Guy three times in different regional productions all over the country.” He has a living because Heights is getting done. So I’m enormously gratified by that.