‘In the Heights’ Music Producers Tell How the Songs Transitioned from Stage to Screen

In the Heights,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tale of the immigrant community of New York’s Washington Heights, will be released on Friday. Its four Tony Awards for the original Broadway show included best musical, best original score, and best orchestrations for Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman — who oversaw the musical transition from stage to screen. Variety talked with both about how the music was handled.

Alex and Bill, you’ve both been associated with Lin-Manuel for many years. What’s your history with “In the Heights”?

Bill Sherman: Lin put on “In the Heights” at Wesleyan [University] when we were sophomores, and I didn’t know him yet. I did music-direct every show

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