Lin-Manuel Miranda will play Usnavi for the Los Angeles engagement of In the Heights at the Pantages Theatre June 22-July 11! He is also set to play the role in a film version of the musical. "To be honest, I've been itching to play with the tour cast since we began their rehearsals last fall," Miranda said in a May 10 statement. "It has been a joy to watch Kyle Beltran and the rest of this company make this show their own, and to win over audiences all over the country. I'm excited to play at the gorgeous Pantages Theatre, which I had the privilege of visiting two weeks ago. I can't think of a better way to prepare myself for the demands of playing Usnavi in the movie version of Heights. Most of all, I can't wait to get back on that stage, in Usnavi's shoes." - playbill.com!
"You didn't hear this from me! But some little birdie told me..."-lyrics from No Me Digas from In The Heights