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Michigan State University


Wharton Center for Performing Arts

September 20, 2023

Performing Arts

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Mandy Gonzalez is an accomplished film, TV, and stage actor and author.

Mandy has starred on Broadway in the megahit Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler and originated the role of Nina Rosario in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical by Lin Manuel-Miranda, In The Heights, for which Mandy received a Drama Desk Award. Mandy also starred as Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked, blowing the roof off New York’s Gershwin Theatre each night as she belted out the signature song “Defying Gravity.”

Mandy also received an OBIE Award and overwhelming critical praise for her performance in the Off-Broadway production of Eli’s Comin’. Television viewers have also had the pleasure of seeing Mandy in her recurring roles in the hit series Madam Secretary and Bull and alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short in Only Murders in the Building. Equally, at home on the big and small screen, she appeared in Across the Universe directed by Julie Taymor, After starring opposite Pablo Schreiber, and Man on a Ledge with Sam Worthington. Mandy can also be heard as the voice of Mei in Disney’s Mulan 2.

A frequent concert soloist, Mandy has performed with symphony orchestras around the world, including Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops. Mandy’s debut album, Fearless, debuted at #13 on the iTunes pop charts and whose title song was written by Lin Manuel-Miranda.