Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hip Hop Musical About America’s First Treasury Secretary Continues To Make Headlines!
The 2016 Tony Award Nominations have been announced, and “Hamilton” has once again made history. Already a headline-grabbing sold-out smash hit, the play The New York Times labeled “that rare piece of theater to cross over into popular culture, showered with prizes and accolades, celebrated by artists and politicians, memorized by children and late-night talk show hosts” was nominated for 16 Tony Awards, more than any other show in Broadway history.
Tony nominators deemed the show prize-worthy in every category of theater making … acting, writing, directing, dance, music and design. An unheard-of seven “Hamilton” performers were singled out; in two categories, “Hamilton” actors will compete against one another.
“It’s unbelievable … it’s absolutely humbling and incredible,” said the show’s 36-year-old creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was nominated for three awards himself, for his book, his music and his performance in the title role. Miranda has already won a Pulitzer Prize for his work on the show.