STAGE TUBE: HEIGHTS Friends Toast 'To Life' at Manuel's Wedding
On September 5, 2010, IN THE HEIGHTS creator Lin-Manuel Miranda wed his long-time girlfriend, Vanessa, in an intimate celebration amongst family and friends. For the evening's surprise tribute to the bride, Manuel recruited his family, his new in-laws, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and some old HEIGHTS buddies to perform To Life (L'Chaim) from FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Click below to watch Manuel, and the teary bride, during the number!
Says Manuel of the video:
"My surprise for my wife Vanessa on our wedding day. All of Vanessa's close friends and family rehearsed for a month in secret, leading up to the reception. What we lack in polish, we hopefully Make Up For in joy and love. In any event, everyone in this video has one thing in common: We'd do anything to show Vanessa how much we love her.
A heartfelt thanks to all our friends and family who participated. Special thanks to Alex Lacamoire, who went above and beyond on the music tip, Sara Miller, for her incredible patience and choreography, Andy Blankenbuehler for letting us use his studio, and Films by Francesco, for filming and putting this together so quickly and beautifully. And thanks to Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick, for writing an unbelievably good song. L'Chaim!"
BroadwayWorld extends our sincerest congratulations to the happy couple!