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.
Best Original Score Written for the Theatre
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
Pulitzer Prize for Drama