Rubén J. Carbajal
Rubén J. Carbajal
Principal Actor - First U.S. National Tour, Hamilton

CSU Fullerton

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts - Musical Theater (2015)
  • Rubén J. Carbajal is one of the original cast members performing in the first U.S. national tour of "Hamilton" as a lead principal in the roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton.

  • Rubén says he is proud to represent Latinos in theatre, and was inspired by "In the Heights," a musical exploring the New York City Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights: “I remember sitting there and thinking, ‘I can see myself on that stage,’ and it was because I saw people who looked like me. I heard people speak the way I speak, the way my family members speak,” he said.

  • Rubén credits CSUF with his success: "My professors in the B.F.A. program had the greatest impact on me. They prepared me for what I am going through now, which is the biggest job I've booked. They do a great job of not only prepping the performer, but also preparing the mind of the performer."

  • The recent graduate has already begun to give back to CSUF by participating in theater class workshops, and a meet-and-greet with the student body and alumni to share his unique perspective of transitioning from student to alumnus.

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