* Perhaps "Blackout" is the most triumphant example.
** Also Camila's solo, "Enough".
** Both Piragua and the Reprise.
* Definitely "Blackout". The audience goes crazy when we get a glimpse of the cast stumbling about in the dark. Also "96,000", it's probably the show's most famous number, if you don't know why, go find out!
** During the reunion concert in 2013, when "Blackout" came on, a majority of audience members [[AudienceParticipation used their own cell phones to join in with the intro]]. Just goes to show how much of an impact this song has on its audience
* Sonny and Graffiti Pete's section of "Blackout", in which they protect the bodega and distract the vandals. We also see Pete "light" a firework, which looks very realistic. It's also all shades of FREAKING AWESOME.
* At the beginning of Act 2, a vest-clad Benny is seen standing on his fire escape. When a [[SexyShirtSwitch T-shirt clad (translation: post-coital)]] Nina comes out to join him, the audience applauded and cheered for so long, the actors had to start their dialogue over.
** Which is followed by a {{Crowning Moment of Funny}}:
-->'''Nina:''' Are you ready to try again?
-->'''Benny:''' I think I'm ready.
** ...and then she starts to test Benny on Spanish vocab words.
* Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony acceptance speech for Best Score. Complete with improvised rapping.
-->I don't know about God but I believe in Chris Jackson!"
* Towards the end of the play, Sonny hires Graffiti Pete to paint a mural of Abuela Claudia on the graffiti-defaced corner store grate. The mural convinces Usnavi, who disliked Pete before, to stay in Washington Heights.
* Benny standing up to Kevin after being harassed for not being Latino through out the whole play and being fired deserves a mention.
* Camila's solo "Enough," in which she tells Nina and Kevin that they both messed up royally, and that they better fix it.