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Ep272 - Javier Muñoz: Sexy Hamilton Did Not Throw Away His Shot

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

Ep272 - Javier Muñoz: Sexy Hamilton Did Not Throw Away His Shot

Now starring alongside Jesse Mueller in the musical concept album, “My Heart Says Go”, Javier Muñoz has truly come a long way from being a science nerd to a Broadway actor.

55 mins
6/13/23

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Now starring alongside Jesse Mueller in the musical concept album, “My Heart Says Go”, Javier Muñoz has truly come a long way from being a science nerd to a Broadway actor. Javier talks about his passion for theatre and performing and the importance of having a hobby outside of your job, which in his case includes exploring other creative artistic hobbies like doing film and tv, doing voiceovers, writing a new book, or diving into his activism. He originally had to quit acting in 2002 to work full-time as a manager at a restaurant after a string of unsuccessful auditions. A firm believer in the universe knocking at your door, Javier decided to get back into theatre after getting encouragement to audition for “In the Heights”. He talks about his relationship with the other cast and the special bond they have, and how his parents pushed him to continue pursuing his acting career. Javier gets vulnerable as he opens up about being a cancer survivor, getting diagnosed when he was doing “Hamilton”, how it affected his career and coming to terms with it, and his healing journey.

Javier Muñoz is an actor with stage credits including the 2006 New York Musical Theatre Festival's off-Broadway show “All Is Love”, Broadway’s “In the Heights” and “Hamilton”, where he took over for Lin Manuel and earned the title of “Sexy Hamilton”. His TV and movie credits include the 2021 release of “In the Heights”, “Blindspot”, ”Quantico”, “Odd Mom Out”, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”, “Shadowhunters”, and “Eureka!” among others. He is now starring alongside Jesse Mueller in “My Heart Says Go”, a musical concept album currently available to stream everywhere.

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