Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Congrats to 'In the Heights' for Tony Nods
"In the Heights," a new musical playing on Broadway inspired by NYC's largely Latino Washington Heights neighborhood, has been nominated for 13 Tony awards, more than any other show.
Boricua Lin-Manuel Miranda, the musical's writer and lead actor, was nominated for best performance by a leading actor in a musical. He is up against Daniel Evans, "Sunday in the Park with George," Stew, "Passing Strange," Paulo Szot, "South Pacific," and Tom Wopat, "A Catered Affair."
"In the Heights" was nominated in a variety of categories, signaling good chances this musical will win and even sweep in the Tony awards.
Here's the list of Tony nominations for "In the Heights":
Best Featured Actress
Best Featured Actor
Robin de Jesús
Quiara Alegría Hudes
Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Sound Design
Acme Sound Partners
The Tonys will be given June 15.
Meanwhile, Miranda is asking audience members to nominate "In the Heights" for the Broadway.com Audience Awards. Fans take a survey to pick who's the best on Broadway. To cast your votes: http://survey.livetheatricalevents.com/Surveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?s=1BDBD7BD0D70413D88FE532F428E103F
Puerto Rico Sun wishes "In the Heights" good luck. I had the pleasure of seeing this musical twice, and I know it deserves the Tony recognition. Felicidades. "Paciencia y fe".
To learn more about this musical, go to the official site at
http://intheheightsthemusical.com/. -- Clarisel Gonzalez
(photos by Clarisel Gonzalez)
at May 14, 2008