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In the Heights

In the Heights

by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes

Pop/Rock Musical

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In the Heights

In the Heights

This 2008 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical features music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and centers on an ensemble of characters in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City.


Nina has just returned to her Washington Heights neighborhood from her freshman year at Stanford, unsure if she plans to go back; her parents struggle to keep their small business alive and Benny, their young employee, does his best to help the company stay afloat; Usnavi operates a tiny bodega, and his love interest, Vanessa, only dreams of finding a studio apartment in the coveted West Village. When the winning lottery ticket, a power outage, and romantic tension all hit the ‘hood, the long-time friends and neighbors make discoveries about each other, about themselves, and about the place they all call home.

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Composer and Lyricist
Lin-Manuel Miranda


Quiara Alegría Hudes

Broadway Premiere

Richard Rodgers Theatre
Opening Night
March 9, 2008
Total Performances
Original Cast
Andréa Burns, Tony Chiroldes, Janet Dacal, Robin De Jesús, Christopher Jackson, Carlos Gomez, Mandy Gonzalez, Priscilla Lopez, Olga Merediz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo
Thomas Kail
Andy Blankenbuehler
Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Jill Furman, Sander Jacobs, Robyn Goodman/Walt Grossman, Peter Fine, Sonny Everett and Mike Skipper
Musical Director
Alex Lacamoire
Alex Lacamoire
Scenic Design
Anna Louizos
Costume Design
Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design
Howell Binkley
Sound Design
Acme Sound Partners and Nevin Steinberg


Original Broadway Cast Album


Vocal Selections


Libretto for the Musical



2008 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Original Score Written for the Theatre
Best Choreography
Best Orchestrations
Best Book of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Lin-Manuel Miranda
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Robin De Jesús
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Olga Merediz
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical - Acme Sound Partners

2009 Pulitzer Prize Nominations

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

2009 Grammy Award Nominations

Best Musical Show Album

2007 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Ensemble Performance
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
Outstanding Sound Design

2007 Theatre World Award Nominations

Lin-Manuel Miranda

2007 Outer Critics Circle Nominations

Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical
Outstanding Choreographer
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding New Score

2007 Lucille Lortel Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Choreographer
Outstanding Scenic Design, Anna Louizos

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