Hamiton Sweeps Tonys In Record Numbers


NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — James Cordon hosted The 70th Annual Tony Awards. The ceremony was held on June 12th and broadcast on CBS from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The awards recognize the apex of achievement in Broadway productions for the 2015-2016 season.

Hamilton received a record-setting 16 nominations, winning 11 total. The revival of The Color Purple won two awards. The Humans won four Tony Awards, and the revival productions of plays Long Day's Journey into Night and A View from the Bridge each took home two awards.

In response to the shooting Sunday that left at least 50 people dead in a crowded nightclub in Orlando, Florida, "Hamilton" dropped its use of muskets in its performance. Many stars also wore a silver ribbon to show solidarity according to AP.

Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda gave an emotional acceptance speech. In a tone and tempo fitting his award winning Hamilton he spoke to his sadness and anger toward Orlando shootings.

Award Winners:

Musical – "Hamilton"

Lead actress in a musical – Cynthia Erivo, "The Color Purple"
Lead actor in a musical – Leslie Odom Jr., "Hamilton"
Revival of a musical – "The Color Purple"
Play – "The Humans"
Revival of a Play – "Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge"

Lead actor in a play – Frank Langella, "The Father"
Choreography – Andy Blankenbuehler, "Hamilton"
Lead actress in a play – Jessica Lange, "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
Book of a musical – "Hamilton"
Orchestrations – Alex Lacamoire, "Hamilton"

Featured actor in a play – Reed Birney, "The Humans"

Direction of a musical – Thomas Kail, "Hamilton"
Direction of a play – Ivo Van Hove, "Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge"

Original score (music and/or lyrics) – Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Hamilton"
Featured actor in a musical – Daveed Diggs, "Hamilton"
Featured actress in a play – Jayne Houdyshell, "The Humans"
Featured actress in a musical – Renée Elise Goldsberry, "Hamilton"

Scenic design of a play – David Zinn, "The Humans"
Scenic design of a musical – David Rockwell, "She Loves Me"

Costume design of a play – Clint Ramos, "Eclipsed"
Costume design of a musical – Paul Tazewell, "Hamilton"
Lighting design of a play – Natasha Katz, "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
Lighting design of a musical – Howell Binkley, "Hamilton"