Anthony Lee Medina, known for his television work on Flesh and Bone, Blue Bloods and The Carrie Diaries, stars as Usnavi in Theatre Under The Stars’ production of In the Heights, which kicks off TUTS’ 2016-17 season September 13.
Directed by Nick DeGruccio, the cast also includes Rayanne Gonzales (The Phantom of the Opera) as Abuela Claudia, Danny Bolero (In the Heights) as Kevin Rosario, Chelsea Zeno (Priscilla Queen of the Desert national tour) as Vanessa, Michelle Beth Herman (New London Barn Playhouse’s Spamalot) as Nina Rosario, Blaine Krauss (The Lion King national tour) as Benny, April Ortiz (In the Heights) as Camila Rosario, Isabel Santiago (In the Heights) as Daniela, Alicia Taylor Tomasko (In the Heights) as Carla, Jonathan Arana as Piragua Guy and Philippe Arroyo as Sonny.
Rounding out the cast are Wesley Barnes, Sarita Colon, Ellis Dawson, Yesy Garcia, Rebecca Kritzer, Michael Ivan Navarro, Adoralynn Pagan, Jamila Sabares-Klemm, Carlos Salazar, Michael Sylvester, Frank Viveros and Ricardo Zayas.
Performances run through September 25.
In the Heights features music and lyrics by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Pulitzer winner Quiara Alegría Hudes.
Jose-Luis Lopez recreates the show’s original choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler. The scenic and costume design for this production is also based on that of the original Broadway production.
Theatre Under The Stars is located at 800 Bagby Street in Houston, TX. Visit TUTS.com for more information.
(Updated September 13, 2016)