Comparison of performers who played Usnavi in In the Heights.
In order of the video: Michael Balderrama (understudy on Broadway), Shaun Taylor-Corbett (understudy on Broadway, then understudy on the National Tour), Jon Rua (understudy on Broadway), Javier Muñoz (understudy, then replacement on Broadway), Joseph Morales (understudy, then replacement on the National Tour), Corbin Bleu (replacement on Broadway), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Original Broadway cast), Kyle Beltran (Original National Tour cast).
“People talk about family across the NBA, their teams are like brothers, each player, they all get along. But I really think that we have the closest team in the NBA. […] On the road, team dinners, whether it’s Kyle putting something together, whether it’s DeMar, he putting something together, or TRoss holding something, it seems like whenever a teammate has something we’re all together. And everyone just loves each other, you know, whether it’s teammate wise or whether it’s family, kids, wives, mom and dad… We all look to each other as one big family and it’s probably the best that it’s been since I’ve been here.” -Patrick Patterson
great tv recommendations: you, me and the apocalypse ↳ "Yep, it’s judgement day. The actual apocalypse. And where am I? In Slough. Or rather, under Slough. I mean, what the hell are we all gonna do down here? No internet, no radio. God, I hope there’s Boggle.”
“See that? That’s the end of life as we know it. Yep, it’s the end of the world; the actual apocalypse. And where am I? I’m deep under the suburbs of suburbia, watching it on telly. A few minutes ago I was a dead man, now… Now I don’t know what I am. Yep, it’s been quite a morning so far.”
I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.