Miranda ’02 Joins In the Heights Tour, Freestyle Love Supreme Performance

Lin-Manuel Miranda '02 (Photo by Corey Hayes)

Fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, the creator and composer of the long-running Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights,  have a chance to catch him perform again on stage. Miranda has joined the national tour of In the Heights to recreate the role of bodega owner Usnavi as the show plays a five-week run at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. from late June through July 25.

The Los Angeles Times and the Ventura County Star recently caught up with Miranda.

He will also be appearing with Freestyle Love Supreme, the hip-hop improv group, at the Gramercy Theater in New York City on Aug. 5. Miranda founded the group at Wesleyan along with Bill Sherman ‘02 and Thomas Kail ’99 (who collaborated with Miranda on In the Heights) and Anthony Veneziale ’98 (read more).

David Low

David Low '76 writes about arts and culture for the Wesleyan magazine and Wesleyan Connection. He is associate director of publications in the Office of University Communications. He is also a published fiction writer. E-mail: dlow@wesleyan.edu