Gay glossy Out has named Javier
Muñoz, who in July took over the lead role of Alexander Hamilton in
in the Broadway musical Hamilton, its Breakout of the Year.
Muñoz is openly gay and HIV-positive.
In 2015, he successfully fought a cancer diagnosis.
He told Out that he's happy to
be a positive example of a person living with HIV.
“If I can be a new face that people
see that is HIV-positive and healthy and performing seven shows a
week and kicking ass, then let that stand as a positive example for
the person who is still living with that stigma and fear,” Muñoz
“Or for that person living in a
country or situation in which they are not supported, let that be a
fire in their belly to keep fighting the good fight for themselves,”