Project Description

In The Heights (Film)

Producer, Original Songs, Supporting Actor (as Piragua Guy)

The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop. The likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.


Director: Jon M. Chu

Writers: Quiara Alegría Hudes (screenplay by) (based on the musical stage play, book by), Lin-Manuel Miranda (based on the musical stage play, concept by)

Producers: Anthony Bregman (p.g.a.), Quiara Alegría Hudes, Mara Jacobs (p.g.a.), Lin-Manuel Miranda (p.g.a.), Scott Sanders (p.g.a.)

Composer: Lin-Manuel Miranda (songs)

Cinematographer: Alice Brooks

Editor: Myron Kerstein

Casting Directors: Tiffany Little Canfield, Bernard Telsey

Production Designer: Nelson Coates

Anthony Ramos (Usnavi de la Vega)

Corey Hawkins (Benny)

Leslie Grace (Nina)

Melissa Barrera (Vanessa)

Stephanie Beatriz (Carla)

Ariana Greenblatt (Young Nina)

Lin-Manuel Miranda (Piragua Guy)

Jimmy Smits (Kevin Rosario)

Dascha Polanco (Cuca)

Chris Jackson (Mister Softee)

Daphne Rubin-Vega (Daniela)

Olga Merediz (Abuela Claudia)

Marc Anthony (Mr. De La Vega)

Gregory Diaz IV (Sonny)

Doreen Montalvo (Neighbor Lady / Bolero Singer)

2020 National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Awards – 1 Nomination, 1 Win
Visionary Impact Award

2021 Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards – 7 Nominations, 3 Wins
Best Picture
Best Actor – Anthony Ramos
Best Actress – Melissa Barrera (Nom.)
Best Supporting Actor – Corey Hawkins (Nom.), Jimmy Smits (Nom.)
Best Supporting Actress – Leslie Grace (Nom.), Olga Merediz (Nom.)
Best Filmmaker – Jon M. Chu
Best Screenplay – Quiara Alegría Hudes (Nom.)

2022 Golden Globe Awards – 1 Nomination
Best Actor, Motion Picture Musical or Comedy – Anthony Ramos (Nom.)

2022 Hollywood Critics Association Awards – 1 Nomination
Best Comedy/Musical Film (Nom.)

2022 Grammy Awards
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media – Various artists (Nom.)

The Goods

In the Heights: Finding Home

Audio Tracks

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Original Broadway Cast Recording

Original Broadway Libretto


All photos courtesy of Warner Bros.®