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Tony Awards 2016: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton cast react to nominations

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Joan Marcus

The inimitable, original, non-stop Broadway smash Hamilton scored a record 16 Tony nominations on Tuesday morning, and creator-star Lin-Manuel Miranda predicts there will be some celebrating at the Richard Rodgers Theatre later that evening.

Miranda took to Twitter on Tuesday to give fans a look at what the story of tonight might be for the cast (if the GIF he chose is any indication, there will be lots jumping and yelling).


Earlier, the Hamilton star reacted to the show’s historic set of nominations with a blushing emoji tagged on to his daily “Good morning” tweet and a congratulatory message to his fellow Broadway stars. “Congrats to EVERYONE this season,” he wrote. “You got your show up. You get to do what you love. You’re in the play.”

Other Hamilton nominees who sent messages on Tuesday included Philippa Soo (Eliza Schuyler), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler), and Daveed Diggs (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson). See their messages below.


You can see the full list of Tony nominees here.