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Gregory Diaz IV was ‘fangirling’ when he auditioned for ‘In the Heights’

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in the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, in theaters and on HBO Max Friday. In the movie, about the tightknit Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan, he plays Sonny, the scrappy cousin of Anthony Ramos’ character, Usnavi, who owns the bodega where Sonny works.Diaz is a New Yorker through and through.

He got his start on Broadway, and his previous biggest credit was the movie “Vampires vs. The Bronx.” So, what is it about the five boroughs that grabs him?“There is just something about New York that enchants me,” Diaz told The Post. “Maybe it has to do with the fact that I was born and raised here.”The actor has also spent nearly half of his short life in showbiz.

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