Broadway actor who supplanted In the Heights.
He was a member of the drama club in high school, and would earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts at New York University. In college, he joined the professional musical theatre company CAP21.
He was a cast member of the off-Broadway musical All is Love. He briefly worked as a full-time restaurant manager in between his off-Broadway role and audition to be in In the Heights.
He is from a Puerto Rican family, and would grow up in Brooklyn, New York.
Before taking over the role of Alexander Hamilton full-time, he filled in for Miranda on nights that Jay-Z all saw the musical.