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Javier Munoz

Javier Munoz is no stranger to the work of Lin-Manuel Miranda. First a member of the ensemble of Miranda’s Broadway hit In the Heights, Munoz eventually took over the title role when Lin-Manuel left the production. He then played the role of Usnavi during the national tour of In The Heights. Currently Javier Munoz can be seen as the alternate for Alexander Hamilton in the Broadway production of Hamilton an American Musical. He has performed the role of Alexander Hamilton for President Obama, as well as other notable audience members.


As a huge fan of Hamilton, it was a great treat to see Javier take over the role when I saw the show. His Alexander Hamilton is fierce, sexy, piercing, and utterly committed. It’s a treat to see him perform, and I hope that everyone eventually gets the chance to see his take on this iconic character. Renee Elise Goldsberry, who plays Angelica Schuyler, told the New York Post "To understudy or standby takes a tremendous amount of humility…It’s a very supportive role. [But] when Javi goes on, that’s a lion going on, jumping headfirst into the battle. Javi proves that both sides — supporting and alpha male — exist. And he does it brilliantly." I think that noted theatre critic Ben Brantley put it best when he reviewed Javier Munoz for the New York Times, saying simply : "Alexander Hamilton is sexy on Sundays."


It was a great honor to photograph Javier Munoz at Long Island City’s Metropolitan Building in 2016. He is a dynamic man, as kind as he is funny. I know that he has a huge career ahead of him, and Hamilton will not be the last we hear of his talents.

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