“Hamilton” is one of the most successful musicals of the 21st century, but it wasn’t Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first hit production. “In the Heights” has that honor, and it received its very own critically acclaimed adaptation in 2021.
“In the Heights” follows Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), a New York City bodega owner who dreams about living a better life. He wants to go back to his native Dominican Republic, so he saves up his pennies in the hope of realizing that ambition. Greenblatt, meanwhile, plays the younger version of Nina Rosario (Leslie Grace), a main character who returns home from college to spend the summer in the neighborhood.
Of course, the musical genre is a good fit for Greenblatt. While she doesn’t have one of the main roles in “In The Heights,” her history as a dancer makes her perfect for roles of this ilk. During a conversation with Elle, she said that she’s been dancing for most of her life, so it wouldn’t be surprising if she tackles more roles in this genre down the line. In the meantime, fans who want to check out Greenblatt’s dancing skills can also revisit her tenure on “Dancing with the Stars,” where she finished as a fourth-placed runner-up.