You may have already known that Munoz is Miranda’s understudy. Here are five facts about Munoz you may not have known:
1: Javier Munoz, 40, grew up In East New York, Brooklyn.
2: Munoz was also Lin-Manuel Miranda’s understudy in Miranda’s 2008 Tony-winning play In The Heights. He took over as the lead in the role of Usnavi when Miranda left in February 2009.
3: Munoz was diagnosed with cancer in October, 2015 and briefly left Hamilton to undergo surgery and radiation treatments. He returned on January 17.
4: Both of his parents are cancer survivors. They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary in February by watching Munoz perform in Hamilton.
5: Munoz was dubbed “the sexy Hamilton” by New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley.