In The Heights - May 31

George Washington Educational Campus

 Who's Who 

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    Wilson Hernandez

    as Usnavi

    Wilson Hernandez is Dominican-American student, athlete, actor, writer, and lifeguard. Born in Harlem and raised in the West Bronx, New York, Wilson lives with his twin brother, older brother and single dad. Wilson discovered his passion for acting in his Junior year at High School for Law and Public Service. That same year he studied Shakespeare at NYU Steinhardt and landed one of the lead roles: King Theseus in Two Noble Kinsmen. It is there that he received The Damon Weber Award for outstanding citizenship and artistry in the summer of 2018.  Wilson has decided to pursue a major in acting and theater with a goal of beginning a career in acting and directing of films.

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    Melanie Castro

    as Nina Rosario

    Melanie Castro, starring in  the role of Nina Rosario, is a 16 year old student at the High School of Health Careers and Sciences in Washington Heights, New York. Melanie came out of the womb with special  vocal chords and uses them to express her feelings and emotions. Growing up in the Washington Heights community has taught her to appreciate the value of family and friends. Her future goals is to build her career in the medical field. She is  currently gaining experiences , as a Peer Educator at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Her motto is “ Life Is An Adventure” because you never know what you to expect, but you always have to keep on going.

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    Johnathan Peterson

    as Benny

    Johnathan Peterson (Benny) is honored to be playing such a role. He relates to his character in so many different ways. Johnathan is a junior at the High School For Media and Communications at the George Washington Educational Campus. Since he was young, his dream was always to act and sing. He did not see his first Broadway play until his freshman year at high school, and it was then that he knew that Broadway was where he wanted to be. Special Thanks to Zulaika Velazquez and Porfirio Figueroa for this amazing opportunity.

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