The Tony Award-winning Best Musical will feature Bleu as narrator and guide of the colorful neighborhood of Washington Heights now to July 25. He was expected to exit in mid-April.
Bleu joined the cast Jan. 25. He became a household name as "Chad Danforth" in the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel Original Movie "High School Musical," its sequel "High School Musical 2" (the highest-rated Disney Channel Original Movie in history and overall highest-rated program in cable history), and the 2008 feature film "High School Musical 3: Senior Year."
Bleu was recently seen on the CW's "The Beautiful Life" starring opposite Elle Macpherson, Mischa Barton and Sara Paxton.
Read Playbill.com's recent Leading Men interview with Bleu.
Now in its third year at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre, In the Heights also stars Andréa Burns, Janet Dacal, David Del Rio, Marcy Harriell, Christopher Jackson, Priscilla Lopez, Olga Merediz, Rick Négron, Courtney Reed and William B. Wingfield leading a cast of 28 that features Tony Chiroldes, Dwayne Clark, Rosie Lani Fiedelman, Ruben Flores, Marcus Paul James, Nina Lafarga, Jennifer Locke, Doreen Montalvo, Gabrielle Ruiz, Luis Salgado, Kevin Santos, Rickey Tripp, Michael Balderrama, Blanca Camacho, Stephanie Klemons, Allison Thomas Lee, Alejandra Reyes, Jon Rua and Marcos Santana. In the Heights won four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Lin-Manuel Miranda won the 2008 Tony for Best Score (music and lyrics), Andy Blankenbuehler won the 2008 Tony for Best Choreography, and Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations.
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In November 2008, Universal Pictures acquired the rights to produce a feature film based on In the Heights.
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