Theater: Musicals

Production: 'In The Heights' (See all 13 roles)

Usnavi (Lead)

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Casting "In the Heights" the Tony Award winning musical about life in Washington Heights, a tight-knit community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the win...more

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Male, ages 21-35, African Descent, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African American, Caucasian, Hispanic

Role Description

Usnavi: (Lead) the narrator of the play's exposition and a major character throughout; the owner of a small bodega in Washington Heights, was named after one of the first sights his parents saw when they arrived in America: a US Navy ship, dreams of returning to the Dominican Republic, the place he was born but too young to remember. Abuela Claudia, the neighborhood matriarch, "practically raised" him when his parents both died during his early childhood. He is in love with Vanessa.