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‘Hamilton’ Sweeps the Tony Awards

The Tony Awards were held last night, and it turned out to be a lovely celebration of theater and the people that make it possible. Hamilton, which was nominated for a record-setting 16 awards, won 11!

Check out a partial list of winners:

Best Play: The Humans

Best Revival of a Play: Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

Best Revival of a Musical: The Color Purple

Best Musical: Hamilton

Best Book of a Musical: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Best Original Score: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Frank Langella, The Father

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Reed Birney, The Humans

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Jayne HoudyShell, The Humans

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Renée Elise Golsdberry, Hamilton

Hamptonite Jeffrey Seller, who produced Hamilton, took the stage to accept the award for Best Musical. “Hamilton: An American Musical embodies the best values and the best impulses that make our nation a beacon to the world—inclusiveness, generosity, ingenuity and the will to work hard to make our dreams come true,” he said before quoting a song in the show. “Look around; how lucky we are to be alive right now.”

Frank Langella gave a touching speech as well, remarking on the horrible tragedy in Orlando. “When something bad happens we have three choices,” he said. “We can let it define us, we can let it destroy us or we can let it strengthen us. Today in Orlando we had a hideous dose of reality. I urge you Orlando to be strong. I’m standing in a room full of the most generous human beings on earth and we will be with you every step of the way.”

Check out some highlights below.


Opening number featuring host James Corden


Jeffrey Seller accepts the Tony Award for Best Musical


Frank Langella’s stirring acceptance speech


Broadway Carpool Karaoke

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