We are beyond thrilled to share the news that our very own Young Artists of America student, Mateo Ferro, was just cast in The Kennedy Center's production of IN THE HEIGHTS, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award Winning musical. Mateo will play the role of Sonny, alongside Vanessa Hudgens (Vanessa), Eden Espinosa (Daniela), and Ana Villafane (Nina). The production will run at The Kennedy Center from March 21st until March 25th.
Mateo studied at Young Artists of America's Summer Performing Arts Intensives last summer where he lit up the stage in the role of Usnavi in our own production of IN THE HEIGHTS. (Check out highlights below!) After our production, we connected Mateo to casting directors for the Kennedy Center's production. Mateo auditioned, was called back in New York, and sure enough, won the role!
Let’s come out and support Mateo! Tickets have been sold out for some time, but they JUST added a performance on Sunday, March 25 at 8:00pm. You can get tickets here but don't delay. They will go very quickly!
Care to follow in Mateo's footsteps? Our Summer Performing Arts Intensive is currently open for 2018 registration. Click here for more.
Video highlights of Mateo's performance with YAA as Usnavi in IN THE HEIGHTS last summer with YAA!