anthony gonzalez

first week of school: I am young, scrappy and hungry and I’m not throwing away my shot!

second week of school: I imagined death so much it feels more like a memory

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~ Hamilton Bway // Hamilton Chi ~

(here’s a draft that I’ve had saved for a while and haven’t posted)

you’ve heard of hamilton the musical, now get ready for

Laurens: a night of dramatic reading of all his super gay letters and art exhibition of turtle drawings

Okay guys! So I just came back from New York, where I went to see Hamilton and let me tell you- oh my god. It surpassed my already high expectations. The cast was SO FREAKING AMAZING! The night I went Jevon McFerrin played A.Ham, Elizabeth Judd & Syndee Winters both played Eliza and the rest of the cast was played by the people who normally play them.

Here we go:

• BRYAN TERRELL CLARK PLAYS WASHINGTON BEAUTIFULLY, I mean- In my opinion, I prefer his Washington over Christopher Jackson’s. It is THAT exceptionally good.
•Elizabeth Judd is gorgeous and so freaking good.
•Mandy Gonzalez IS AMAZING AS ANGELICA!
•Alysha Deslorieux is so good. Peggy was adorable and Maria was soooo GREAT.
•Anthony Lee Medina is my new crush. He is so freaking gorgeous and his voice is amazing, he is hilarious and makes a wonderful Laurens.
•J. QUINTON JOHNSON IS SO FREAKING AMAZING.
•Seth Stewart is also so good, he tripped on some words during Lafayette’s rap but jesus- so would I. He was amazing.
• TARAN KILLAM IS HILARIOUS, HIS KING GEORGE WAS PERHAPS THE GREATEST THING ABOUT HAMILTON.
•Thayne Jasperson stole my heart, I’m in love.
•BRANDON VICTOR DIXON IS LORD AND SAVIOR. AMEN PRAISE THE LORD IN HEAVENS UP ABOVE AND BLESS HIS TALENT HIS VOICE IS ACTING SKILLS AND HIS AARON BURR.
•I saved the best for last: JEVON MCFERRIN… Literally nothing can put into words how great his Alexander Hamilton was. His voice is similar to Lin’s, he was exceptional and I would 700% go see Hamilton again with him playing Alexander and I’d probably cry happy tears.

More stuff:

•My mom is in love with Jevon McFerrin and Taran Killam. She got very mad at Alexander when Say No To This came around but she loved Lafayette, thought Jefferson is an asshole and would 100% go hug Eliza during It’s Quiet Uptown.
•I never realized that in The Election of 1800 when Madison says “Please” after Jefferson goes “Can we get back to politics?” he actually says it the way he says it cause he’s crying?? Am I late to the realization or what? Oops
•Hurricane has the most breathtaking staging out of all the songs
•Yorktown is actually very intense.
•I spent nearly $200 on merch
•It was the best night of my life
•I cried when “Alexander Hamilton” began

Alexander Hamilton
Cast of Hamilton Broadway

Hamilton - Broadway - 20th October 2016

Cast:  Javier Munoz (Alexander Hamilton), Brandon Victor Dixon (Aaron Burr), Mandy Gonzalez (Angelica Schuyler), Elizabeth Judd (u/s Eliza Hamilton), Nicholas Christopher (s/b George Washington), Seth Stewart (Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson), Jevon McFerrin (s/b Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton), Syndee Winters (s/b Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds), Rory O’Malley (King George)  Ensemble: Thayne Jasperson, Hope Easterbrook, Karla Puno Garcia, Gregory Haney, Gerald Avery, Carleigh Bettiol, Neil Haskell, Sasha Hollinger, Roddy Kennedy, Tanairi Sade Vazquez, Zelig Williams

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A Non-Exhaustive List of Disney Characters of Color:

  • The Jungle Book (1967)
    • Mowgli (Bruce Reitherman)
  • Aladdin (1992)
    • Aladdin (Scott Weinger)
    • Princess Jasmine (Linda Larkin)
    • Sultan (Douglas Seale)
    • Jafar (Jonathan Freeman)
    • Razoul (Jim Cummings)
  • The Jungle Book (1994)
    • Mowgli (Jason Scott Lee/Sean Naegeli)
  • Pocahontas (1995)
    • Pocahontas (Irene Bedard/Judy Kuhn)
    • Chief Powhatan (Russell Means)
    • Nakoma (Michelle St. John)
    • Kocoum (James Apaumut Fall)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
    • Quasimodo’s Mother (Mary Kay Bergman)
    • Esmeralda (Demi Moore/Heidi Mollenhauer)
    • Clopin (Paul Kandel)
  • The Wonderful World of Disney: Cinderella (1997)
    • Cinderella (Brandy)
    • His Royal Highness Prince Christopher Rupert Windermere Vladimir Carl Alexander Francois Reginald Lancelot Herman Gregory James (Paolo Montalban)
    • Fairy Godmother (Whitney Houston)
    • Her MajestyQueen Constantina Charlotte Ermantrude Guinevere Maizy Marguerite Ann (Whoopi Goldberg)
    • Minerva (Natalie Desselle Reid)
  • Mulan (1998)
    • Fa Mulan (Ming-Na Wen/Lea Salonga)
    • Li Shang (BD Wong/Donny Osmond)
    • Yao (Harvey Fierstein)
    • Ling (Gedde Watanabe/Matthew Wilder)
    • Chien-Po (Jerry S. Tondo)
    • Fa Zhou (Soon-Tek Oh)
    • Fa Li (Freda Foh Shen)
    • Grandma Fa (June Foray/Marni Nixon)
    • General Li (James Shigeta)
    • The Emperor (Pat Morita)
    • Chi Fu (James Hong)
    • Shan-Yu (Miguel Ferrer)
  • The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
    • Emperor Kuzco (David Spade)
    • Pacha (John Goodman)
    • Chicha (Wendie Malick)
    • Chaca (Kellyann Kelso)
    • Tipo (Eli Russell Linnetz)
    • Yzma (Eartha Kitt)
    • Kronk (Patrick Warburton)
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
    • Princess Kida (Cree Summer/Natalie Strom)
    • King Kashekim Nedakh (Leonard Nimoy)
    • Dr. Joshua Strongbear Sweet (Phil Morris)
    • Audrey Rocio Ramirez (Jacqueline Obradors)
  • Lilo & Stitch (2002)
    • Lilo (Daveigh Chase)
    • Nani (Tia Carrere)
    • David Kawena (Jason Scott Lee)
    • Cobra Bubbles (Ving Rhames)
  • Brother Bear (2003)
    • Kenai (Joaquin Phoenix)
    • Sitka (D.B. Sweeney)
    • Denahi (Jason Raize)
    • Tanana (Joan Copeland)
  • Home on the Range (2004)
    • Rico (Charles Dennis)
  • The Princess and the Frog (2009)
    • Tiana (Anika Noni Rose/Elizabeth Dampier)
    • Prince Naveen (Bruno Campos)
    • Eudora (Oprah Winfrey)
    • James (Terrence Howard)
    • Mama Odie (Jenifer Lewis)
    • Dr. Facilier (Keith David)
    • Prince Ralphie (Seth R. Williamson)
  • Once Upon a Time (2011-present)
    • Mulan (Jamie Chung)
    • Jasmine (Karen David)
    • Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz)
    • Jafar (Oded Fehr [and Naveen Andrews on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland])
    • Rapunzel (Alexandra Metz)
    • Ursula (Merrin Dungey/Tiffany Boone)
    • Merlin (Elliot Knight)
    • Tamara (Sonequa Martin-Green)
  • Sofia the First (2013-present)
    • Princess Hildegard (Coco Grayson)
    • Princess Astrid (no voice actor as of this writing)
    • Princess Clio (Hayley Graham)
    • Prince Khalid (Khamani Griffin)  
    • Princess Jun (Michaela Zee)
    • Princess Maya (Olivia Grace)
    • Princess Leena (Sarah Mitchell)
    • Princess Lani (Abigail Mavity)
    • Prince Zandar (Karan Brar)
    • Prince Jin (Brian Lee)
    • Emperor Quon (James Sie)
    • Empress Lin-Lin (G.K. Bowes)
    • Madam Ubetcha (Nika Futterman)
    • Wu-Chang (Keone Young)
    • Mamanu (Angelique Perrin)
    • Ruby Hanshaw (Diamond White)
    • Helen Hanshaw (Viola Davis)
    • Plank (Phil Morris)
    • Sir Maxwell (Thomas Bromhead)
  • Big Hero 6 (2014)
    • Hiro (Ryan Potter)
    • Tadashi (Daniel Henney)
    • Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.)
    • Go Go (Jamie Chung)
    • Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez)
  • Cinderella (2015)
    • Captain (Nonso Anozie)
    • Princess Chelina of Zaragosa (Jana Perez)
  • The Jungle Book (2016)
    • Mowgli (Neel Sethi)
  • Elena of Avalor (2016-present)
    • Princess Elena (Aimee Carrero)
    • Princess Isabel (Jenna Ortega)
    • Francisco (Emiliano Díez)
    • Luisa (Julia Vera)
    • Chancellor Esteban (Christian Lanz)
    • Mateo (Joseph Haro)
    • Gabe (Jorge Diaz)
    • Armando (Joe Nunez)
    • Prince Alonso (Tyler Posey)
  • Moana (2016)
    • Moana (Auli'i Cravalho)
    • Maui (Dwayne Johnson)
    • Chief Tui (Temuera Morrison)
    • Sina (Nicole Scherzinger)
    • Gramma Tala (Rachel House)
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017)
    • Plumette (Gugu Mbatha-Raw)
    • Madame Garderobe (Audra McDonald)
    • Père Robert (Ray Fearon)
  • Coco (2017)
    • Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez)
    • Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt)
    • Abuelita (Renee Victor)
apparently I just met...

this guy from Miami. He walks into my store with his friend and has not had a phone in 4 weeks. I was like cool, I can get you what you need. He gets a Nokia phone for right now, and will get something later. I notice him he starts to semi-tut. I was like oh wow your a dancer. Naturally, I asked if he is a dancer. He mentions that he will be in the new step up 4 movie that comes out in July. I’m like sweet,I am going to know someone who is literally in a dancing movie. (Not because I reblog every picture and video they have on tumblr or yahoo. =p  ) But, pretty chill guy. As a dancer, you just can’t stop dancing, even when there is no music. I told him, what is his favorite style, he says he does everything. I am like fine, what is a tip to a person who wants to do popping. He said instead of just popping with your chest, you pop from your diaphram (and when he contracts his body, he makes a hiss sound. That actually works when you try to pop your body, it makes a better effect when you pop) I have been practicing since I got off work. Cool dude, go watch step up 4 everyone! (i am trying to master the pop without a hiss sound) haha. 

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Coco follows the secret musical ambitions of Miguel, who resides in a lively, loud Mexican village but comes from a family of shoemakers that may be the town’s only music-hating household. For generations, the Riveras have banned music because they believe they’ve been cursed by it; as their family history goes, Miguel’s great-great-grandfather abandoned his wife decades earlier to follow his own dreams of performing, leaving Imelda (Miguel’s great-great-grandmother) to take control as the matriarch of the now-thriving Rivera line and declare music dead to the family forever.

But Miguel harbors a secret desire to seize his musical moment, inspired by his favorite singer of all time, the late Ernesto de la Cruz (Bratt). It’s only after Miguel discovers an amazing link between himself and De la Cruz that he takes action to emulate the famous singer and, in doing so, accidentally enters the Land of the Dead.

In the beautiful underworld, it’s not long until Miguel encounters the souls of his own family — generations’ worth of long-dead but no less vivacious Rivera ancestors, including great-grandmother Imelda. Still, given the opportunity to roam around the Land of the Dead, Miguel decides to track down De la Cruz himself. He teams up with another friendly (and skeletal) spirit — a trickster named Hector, voiced by Bernal — to find De la Cruz, earn his family’s blessing to perform, and return to the Land of the Living before time runs out.

Benjamin Bratt and Gael García Bernal will lead Coco alongside newcomer Anthony Gonzalez, who will voice the film’s main character, a 12-year-old Mexican boy named Miguel. Gonzalez was hired after serving as Miguel’s scratch voice during early development, proving himself indispensable to both the filmmakers and the character. Character actress Renée Victor also joins the cast as Abuelita, Miguel’s grandmother.

Coco will be coming your way on November 22nd 2017.

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