Karen Olivo is an American stage and screen actress and singer. She portrays Vanessa in Lin-Manuel's first musical, In The Heights. She portrays Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago production of Hamilton. Karen is also known for originating the role of Vanessa in Lin-Manuel's other musical In The Heights.
- The song "Satisfied" uses music that Lin-Manuel Miranda originally wrote for Olivo using her own lyrics. When Miranda was writing "Satisfied", he realized the music he wrote two years earlier would be perfect for the song. Coincidentally, Olivo ended up playing Angelica Schuyler, the primary character in "Satisfied".
- She was part of the Original Broadway Company for In The Heights - another musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda - where she played Vanessa.