Javier Muñoz News

Munoz is best known for his performances on Broadway as Usnavi in the 2008 musical In the Heights and as Alexander Hamilton in the 2015 musical Hamilton. He was the alternate/standby for Lin-Manuel Miranda in both productions and played the title role in Hamilton from July 11, 2016 until January 14, ... (read more)

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Munoz is best known for his performances on Broadway as Usnavi in the 2008 musical In the Heights and as Alexander Hamilton in the 2015 musical Hamilton. He was the alternate/standby for Lin-Manuel Miranda in both productions and played the title role in Hamilton from July 11, 2016 until January 14, ... (read more)
Javier Munoz to Receive 2016 Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors HOLA Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), the nation's longest running active arts advocacy organization for Latino actors, is pleased to announce that it will honor performers Javier Muñoz (currently playing the title role of Alexander Hamilton in the runaway hit Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton), Modesto Lacen (of the hit telenovelas 'Celia' and 'La esclava blanca'); and ABC News Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst Sunny Hostin (also an official contributor/guest co-host of ABC's 'The View') at the 2016 HOLA Awards, the Seventeenth Annual HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit. (more...)

VIDEO: Javier Munoz Talks Importance of HAMILTON: 'It's So Relevant Today'
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Javier Muñoz took on one of the biggest roles in Broadway when he stepped into the title role of BROADWAY's HAMILTON. Muñoz, who served as the understudy for Miranda and alternated with him in selected shows, has been with the production since the very beginning. (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Carolee Carmello, Ali Ewoldt, Lesli Margherita and Javier Muñoz Offer Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Fundraising Tips
by Michael Dale - Aug 2, 2016

A fun video for high school and college productions who want to present post-show audience appeals. (more...)

BWW Interview: Welcome to the Age of Javilton; Meet HAMILTON Alternate Turned Leading Man, Javier Muñoz!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 20, 2016

After over 300 performances on Broadway, a sold-out run at the Public Theater, eleven Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, a Pulitzer Prize and countless other honors, HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has said goodbye to the role for which he'll be forever remembered. What comes next? The age of Javilton. Javier Muñoz has been the Hamilton alternate dating back to the musical's early development and debut at the Public Theatre in January 2015, as well as throughout the Broadway engagement. Now he has officially taken over the title role- something he has past experience with. He previously took over the role of Usnavi - again, replacing Miranda - in the latter's Tony-winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Talks Taking on Lead Role: 'Nervous Means That I Doubt Myself'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Javier Muñoz, Lin-Manuel Miranda's former alternate in the Tony Award-winning musical HAMILTON, stepped into the title role last night, July 11 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. (more...)

Meet the New Leads of the Revolution - HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon, Lexi Lawson & Michael Luwoye!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this morning, HAMILTON will welcome two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon as Aaron Burr, Lexi Lawson as Eliza Hamilton, and Michael Luwoye, who will perform as alternate to Javier Muñoz in the title role to the Broadway company this summer. In celebration of the big casting news, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at some of the trio's top performances! (more...)

Breaking: New Leads Set for HAMILTON on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

This just in -- Two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will begin performances mid-August (date TBA) as Aaron Burr in HAMILTON on Broadway, it has been announced by producer Jeffrey Seller. Also joining the Broadway cast on July 11 are Lexi Lawson in the role of Eliza Hamilton, and Michael Luwoye, who performs as alternate to Javier Muñoz in the title role. Starting July 11, Mr. Muñoz will formally take over the role of Hamilton, a part he has played as Lin-Manuel Miranda's alternate since the musical debuted Off-Broadway last year. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Hamiltons- Backstage with Lin-Manuel Miranda & Javier Muñoz!
by Walter McBride - Jun 16, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Javier Muñoz - Lin-Manuel Miranda's alternate in the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton on Broadway and the actor who portrayed AlexanderHamilton when President Barack Obama saw Hamilton last July - will step into the title role starting July 11 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.), it has been announced byHamilton producer Jeffrey Seller. Mr. Miranda's final performance in the Broadway production is set for July 9. (more...)

It's Official: Javier Munoz Will Take Over in HAMILTON When Lin-Manuel Miranda Departs in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, HAMILTON leading man Lin-Manuel Miranda will be exiting the show on July 9 to focus on his upcoming projects, including the starring role in Disney's MARY POPPINS opposite Emily Blunt. In a Heatstreet report last month, it was speculated that he will be replaced by his current alternate, Javier Muñoz, who steps in for Miranda on Sunday matinees. It appears that the rumors are true, because now they've been confirmed by Miranda himself. He told Washington Post reviewer Peter Marks: (more...)

HAMILTON Cast Members to Guest on New Season of Bravo's ODD MOM OUT
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

This season features an episode guest starring several cast members from the Broadway phenomenon HAMILTON including Jasmine Cephas Jones, Javier Muñoz, Sydney James Harcourt, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Daniel J. Watts, and Austin Smith. (more...)

HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Talks Cancer Battle; Returning to the Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Javier Muñoz, who once a week portrays the title role in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, opened up to PEOPLE about his recent cancer diagnosis, enduring chemotherapy treatments and his new outlook on life. (more...)

LISTEN: HAMILTON's Javier Munoz & John Cameron Mitchell Discuss How Musical Theater Changes Lives
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

HAMILTON's Javier Muñoz  and HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH creator and star John Cameron Mitchell sat down for an episode of the Talkhouse Music Podcast today to talk about their belief that musical theater can change lives.   (more...)

HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Reveals Cancer Diagnosis; Praises Cast for Support
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 18, 2016

Talented actor Javier Muñoz, who steps in for Lin-Manuel Miranda on Sunday matinees as the alternate Alexander Hamilton in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, has been diagnosed with cancer. (more...)

HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Nabs 'Sexy' New York Times Review
by Jessica Khan - Nov 30, 2015

Having landed the coveted job as Lin-Manuel Miranda's alternate in the title role of Broadway's HAMILTON once a week, Javier Muñoz is bringing his own -- apparently sexier -- interpretation to the part. The New York Times just re-reviewed the hit musical with commentary on Muñoz's performance. (more...)

HAMILTON's Javier Muñoz, Broadway's Newest Once-A-Week Star
by Michael Dale - Nov 12, 2015

As Lin-Manuel Miranda's alternate in HAMILTON's title role, for one day a week,Javier Muñoz stars in the season's biggest Broadway hit. (more...)

EL DIARIO DE ADÁN Y EVA EN BROADWAY, nuevo musical de Jana Producciones
by Roberto Rodríguez - Oct 6, 2015

Jana Producciones estrenará el próximo 30 de octubre en el Palacio de festivales de Cantabria su nuevo espectáculo EL DIARIO DE ADÁN Y EVA EN BROADWAY. Se trata de una comedia musical creada por Javier Muñoz y basada en el texto original de Mark Twain. (more...)

Photo Flash: President Obama Gives HAMILTON a Standing Ovation
by Sally Henry - Jul 18, 2015

The Broadway community has been a-buzz today with chatter about President Obama attending Saturday's matinee of HAMILTON on Broadway, as BroadwayWorld reported. Now, we bring you photographic proof! Below, check out pics posted by a fellow audience member of the President applauding the show, and of Javier Muñoz bowing as 'Alexander Hamilton.' (more...)

Javier Munoz to Serve as HAMILTON Alternate for Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Javier Muñoz will star as Alexander Hamilton, 'the ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,' once a week in the Broadway production of Hamilton. Hamilton will begin previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.) on July 13 prior to an official opening night on August 6. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces Understudy Javier Muñoz Will Perform Weekly at HAMILTON
by BWW Staff - Apr 2, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote 'From the creative team behind the Tony Award-winning In The Heights comes a wildly inventive new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: AlexanderHamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda wields his pen and takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington,Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe,Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become. Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs this new musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals for Public Theater's HAMILTON with Lin-Manuel Miranda & More; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Public Theater's HAMILTON begins performances on Tuesday, January 20 and has been extended through March 22 with an official press opening on Tuesday, February 17. HAMILTON is now completely cast. The five final cast members are Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Shuyler, Maria Reynolds); Andrew Chappelle (Swing); Alysha Deslorieux (Swing); Javier Muñoz (Hamilton Standby); and Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison). Below, go inside rehearsals with the cast! (more...)

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