In the Heights Wins Best Musical at the 2008 Tonys

By Jonathan Adams Jun 16, 2008

In the Heights," a joyous celebration of Latino life in the upper reaches of Manhattan, was named best musical at Sunday night’s Tony Awards.

Associated Press. In the Heights just beat out Passing Strange, another Broadway hit, for the prize.

Aptly described as rock ‘n’ roll concert meets Broadway musical, "Passing Strange" tells the story of a young black rocker searching for self and something "real." The play’s younger Stew, played by Daniel Breaker, is up for a Tony, and his character goes on a quest from his middle-class home in South Central Los Angeles in the mid-1970s to the sexually freewheeling Amsterdam and anarchistic Berlin of the 1980s.

ABC News.