"Mando," Sesame Street's New Bilingual Neighbor, Debuts

“I even get fan mail from parents telling me how important my character is, representing the Latino community.”

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Tony-winning composer and actor in Broadway’s critically acclaimed In the Heights, Lin Manuel, wrote the music for the new season featuring Mando.

Hey Sesame Street fans: I wrote the music for this tune for the new season: http://t.co/Jugedu1Qyl

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Hey Sesame Street fans: I wrote the music for this tune for the new season: http://t.co/Jugedu1Qyl

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Cordova won the role in a high-profile search by Sesame Street that began in August 2012 when hundreds of hopefuls came out to the show’s first-ever open casting call for a new, diverse character.

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