“Hamilton” Breaks a Tony Awards Record

Kyle Hurt, Staff Writer

On May 3, Hamilton walked away from the 2016 Tony Award Nomination ceremony with 16 nominations, which makes it the most nominated production in Tony Award history.

Nominations include: Best Musical, Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr.), Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Phillipa Soo), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson and Daveed Diggs), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Renée Elise Goldsberry), Best Direction of a Musical (Thomas Kail), Best Score (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Best Book of a Musical (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Best Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire), Best Choreography (Andy Blankenbuehler), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (David Korins),  Best Costume Design of a Musical (Paul Tazewell), and Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Howell Binkley).

The show has taken the world by storm winning Grammy awards, breaking box office records, and has brought a new following to the Broadway world. The shows creator and leading-man, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has also won a Pulitzer prize for Hamilton.

Other shows nominated for Best Musical are Bright Star, School of Rock: The Musical, Waitress, and Shuffle Along, Or the Making of a Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That followed.

The Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, airs Sunday, June 12th on CBS.

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