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'Hamilton' Actor Javier Munoz Returned to Show After Battling Cancer

Javier Munoz and Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Javier Munoz and Lin-Manuel Miranda attend the "Hamilton" Broadway Opening Night on Aug. 6, 2015 in New York City. 

An actor who stepped in for Lin-Manuel Miranda in two shows on Broadway - including playing the lead role in Hamilton once a week - has been fighting cancer.

Javier Munoz, who portrays Alexander Hamilton on Sunday matinees and performed the role for President Barack Obama last year, returned to the show three months ago after surgery and radiation, thanking the cast and his family.

"Going strong but you can believe the cast helped me get back on my feet!" he tweeted Friday. "My folks set the example. Got thru this w/ them."

He told the New York Post he was diagnosed with an undisclosed cancer in October.

Munoz, 40, who played Hamilton over the weekend, replaced Miranda as Usnavi in his musical In the Heights

 


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