Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno & More: A History of Latin Tony Award Winners

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Rita Moreno during a Q & A at the 'West Side Story' Screening With Rita Moreno at United Palace Theater on February 23, 2014 in New York.

Lin-Manuel Miranda may have made history this year with a record 16 Tony Awards nominations for his smash hit hip-hop musical Hamilton, but the New York native of Puerto Rican descent is no stranger to this type of recognition. The composer, lyricist and actor's musical In the Heights received four Tony nominations back in 2008 and won the Tony Award for best score.

Ricky Martin, Rita Moreno & More Latin Artists Who Have Made Their Mark on Broadway

Miranda is among a long list of Latin artists, including Rita Moreno, José Ferrer and Chita Rivera, who have all received a Tony Award for their work on Broadway. 

In honor of the 2016 Tony Awards taking place on Sunday, check out some of the Latin Tony winners throughout the years:

José Ferrer

Best Actor (1947): Cyrano de Bergerac 

Best Actor (1952): The Shrike

Best Director (1952): The Shrike, The Fourposter, Stalag 17

José Quintero

Best Play (1957): Long Day's Journey Into the Night 

Best Director (1974): A Moon For the Misbegotten

Rita Moreno

Best Actress, Supporting or Featured (1975): The Ritz

Priscilla Lopez

Actress (Featured Role -- Musical) (1980): A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine

Chita Rivera

Actress (Musical) (1984): The Rink

Actress (Musical) (1993): Kiss of the Spider Woman -- The Musical 

Claudio Segovia and Hector Orezzoli

​Costume Designer (1989): Black and Blue

Mercedes Ruehl

Actress (Play) (1991): Lost in Yonkers

Gerald Gutierrez

Director (Play) (1995): The Heiress

Director (Play) (1996): A Delicate Balance

Wilson Jermaine Heredia

Actor (Featured Role -- Musical) (1996): Rent

Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Actor (Featured Role -- Play) (1996): Seven Guitars

Robert Lopez

Score (Music and/or Lyrics) (2004): Avenue Q. 

Book of a Musical (2011): The Book of Mormon 

Score (Music and/or Lyrics) (2011): The Book of Mormon 

Sara Ramirez

Actress (Featured Role -- Musical) (2005): Monty Python's Spamalot

​Lin-Manuel Miranda

Score (Music and/or Lyrics) (2008): In the Heights

David Alvarez

Actor (Musical) (2009): Billy Elliot, The Musical 

Karen Olivo

​Actress (Featured Role -- Musical) (2009): West Side Story