BWW TV TONYS 2008: In The Heights Musical Director Alex Lacamoire and Arranger, Bill Sherman on winning Best Orchestrations
Tony 2008 winner for Best Musical In The Heights' Musical Director Alex Lacamoire and Arranger, Bill Sherman also won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations, they shared the joy with BroadwayWorld.com's Eddie Varley.
In The Heights began previews on Thursday, February 14, 2008, and opened Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Broadway's Richard Rodgers TheatreWith music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, In The Heights is directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler.Alex Lacamoire is music director and music arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman. Lin-Manuel Miranda also stars in the role of Usnavi.
On Broadway, In The Heights features a scenic design by Anna Louizos, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley and sound by Acme Sound Partners.
In The Heights "is a quintessential New York musical about a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. The music pulses with the hopes and dreams of three generations as they struggle to forge anidentity in a neighborhood on the brink of transition," state press notes.
About the Tony Awards:Marking 62 years of excellence on Broadway, The Tony Awards was broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS, Sunday, June 15th 2008. The 2008 Tony Awards were presented by the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing. www.tonyawards.com
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