Miranda Earns Drama Desk Nod for “Bring It On: The Musical”

Lin-Manuel Miranda is bringing on another round of recognition for his work on Broadway

The 33-year-old Puerto Rican composer, lyricist and actor has earned a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Lyrics.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Miranda, who won three Drama Desk awards, three Tony Awards and a Grammy Award for the hit musical In the Heights, is nominated for the award this year for co-writing the lyrics to Bring It On: The Musical with Amanda Green.

Meanwhile, Lindsay Mendez earned a nod for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her work on Dogfight; Ruben Santiago-Hudson earned an Outstanding Director of a Play nod for The Piano Lesson; Sergio Trujillo for Outstanding Choreography for Hands on a Hardbody; and César Alvarez for Outstanding Music in a Play
for Good Person of Szechwan.

Winners will be revealed at a special ceremony on May 19 at New York City’s Town Hall.

Here’s a look at the Latino nominees and their competitors:

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Kate Baldwin, Giant
Stephanie J. Block, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Carolee Carmello, Scandalous
Lindsay Mendez, Dogfight
Donna Murphy, Into the Woods
Laura Osnes, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Jenny Powers, Donnybrook!

Outstanding Director of a Play
Lear Debessonet, Good Person of Szechwan
Sam Gold, Uncle Vanya
Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, Restoration Comedy
Pam MacKinnon, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Lynne Meadow, The Assembled Parties
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, The Piano Lesson

Outstanding Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, Bring It On: The Musical
Warren Carlyle, A Christmas Story: The Musical
Peter Darling, Matilda
Josh Rhodes, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Sergio Trujillo, Hands on a Hardbody
Chet Walker and Gypsy Snider, Pippin

Outstanding Lyrics
Amanda Green, Hands on a Hardbody
Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bring It On: The Musical
Michael John LaChiusa, Giant
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Tim Minchin, Matilda
David Rossmer and Steve Rosen, The Other Josh Cohen

Outstanding Music in a Play
César Alvarez with The Lisps, Good Person of Szechwan
Jiří Kadeřábek, Mahir Cetiz and Ana Milosavljevic, Act Before You Speak: The TragicalHistory of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Glen Kelly, The Nance
Eugene Ma, The Man Who Laughs
Steve Martin, As You Like It
Jane Wang, Strange Tales of Liaozhai

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