Who Is Utkarsh Ambudkar, the Guy Who Just Freestyle Rap Recapped the Oscars?

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Who Is Utkarsh Ambudkar, the Guy Who Just Freestyle Rap Recapped the Oscars?
If you were like us, you probably were wondering who was that guy who showed up in the middle of the Oscars on Sunday, only to rap-recap the first half of the show. Luckily, that’s what we’re here for.

That was Utkarsh Ambudkar, who is best known as a member of the freestyle live performance rap group, “Freestyle Love Supreme.”

Back in 2003, future Tony-winning director Thomas Kail (“Hamilton”) helped form the group with other soon-to-be stars, including Christopher Jackson (“Hamilton”) and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Ambudkar joined the group in 2005, and performed in the group’s self-titled Broadway show last year. You can read a recap of that show here.

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Ambudkar was actually the original Aaron Burr on “Hamilton,” performing the role in the developmental readings at Vassar Workshop. He was replaced by Leslie Odom Jr.
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