It earned a record-setting 16 Tony nominations.
A year of "Hamilton" fever culminated in last night's Tony Awards, where the revolutionary hip hop-inspired musical take home 11 awards. It was nominated for 16 Tonys, more than any other Broadway show in history.
Sadness in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting marred what was otherwise a exhilarating night at the Tony Awards. "Hamilton" star Lin-Manuel Miranda addressed the tragedy during his acceptance speech for Best Original Score, which took the form of a sonnet.
“When senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised. Not one day," he said. “This show is proof that history remembers. We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger, we rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer.”
Here are the 11 awards "Hamilton" took home.
Best Book of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Best Performance in an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Best Performance in an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Best Costume Design in a Musical
Best Lighting Design in a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Original Score
A huge congratulations are in order for Miranda and the entire "Hamilton" cast. Please enjoy Questlove and Miranda rapping along to Big Pun’s “100%" during the Tony afterparty below.
Thank you Lin for bringing me & Tariq aboard for the madness that is #hamilton. Even crazier you let me fulfill a dream & I did the best gig ever: 6 hours straight. Went everywhere from tv themes to bluegrass to breakbeats to boom bap to salsa to trap to gospel to bee bop to pop---I spun 386 songs in 6 hours: there were 600 on the dancefloor when I started, it seemed like there were 6000 when I left. Best DJ gig I've ever done in the US. Amazing high I feel. @hamiltonmusical