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Alumni News : Sep 12, 2014

George Salazar performs in Off-Broadway musical

By Elizabeth Boone

UF School of Theatre + Dance alumnus George Salazar is currently performing in the Off-Broadway production of Here Lies Love at the Public Theater. He is currently playing in the ensemble after working with the production last year as a swing.

Here Lies Love is an “immersive show retracing the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos from her meteoric rise to power to her descent into infamy,” according to the show’s website. After its success in the U.S., the show has plans to transfer to the National Theatre in London, and Salazar said he is thrilled to be a part of it. 

"It’s hands down the pinnacle of my artistic career,” Salazar said. 

His previous credits include the Broadway production of Godspell and the national tour of Spring Awakening. At UF, he played roles such as the title character in Sunday in the Park with George and Chino in West Side Story.

Salazar graduated from UF with a BFA in Theatre Performance in 2008.