'Hamilton' Just Won the Tony for Best Musical

'Hamilton' Just Won the Tony for Best Musical
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Hamilton, the hip-hop infused U.S. history musical about the life and times of scrappy Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, won the 2016 Tony Award for best musical on Sunday.

The Tony for best play went to The Humans, the story of a Pennsylvania family that comes together to celebrate Thanksgiving in New York.

Prior to Sunday night's ceremony, Hamilton had already made Broadway history, earning 16 nominations, more than any other show. It took home 11 of them, including: Lin-Manuel Miranda for best score and best book of a musical, Thomas Kail for best direction of a musical, Renée Elise Goldsberry for best featured actress in a musical, Howell Binkley for best lighting design of a musical, Daveed Diggs for best featured actor in a musical, Paul Tazewell for best costume design of a musical and Andy Blankenbuehler for best choreography.

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In his acceptance speech for best score, Miranda offered support to the victims of the Orlando, Florida, shooting at gay club Pulse that left 50 dead and 53 wounded early Sunday morning.

"Senseless acts of tragedy remind us nothing here is promised," he said. "Not one day."

Read more: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda's 2016 Tony Awards Sonnet: "Love Is Love Is Love Is Love"

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