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Tony Awards 2016: Hamilton wins best musical

Let’s have another round tonight

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Joan Marcus

How does a musical about a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and Scotsman… win a Tony? By taking win after win like it’s running out of time. 

The Broadway — and pop culture — phenomenon chronicling the ups and downs of Alexander Hamilton’s life and career nabbed the Best Musical trophy at the Tony Awards on Sunday night, adding one more accolade to the celebrated production that broke the record for most Tony nominations. The Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical created by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda won 11 total awards, including best actor in a musical (Leslie Odom, Jr.), best featured actor in a musical (Daveed Diggs), and best featured actress in a musical (Renée Elise Goldsberry).

Of course, the show isn’t done telling Hamilton’s story: Performances begin in Los Angeles in August, Chicago in September, and San Francisco in March. The Broadway production’s tickets remain highly in-demand, with Miranda penning an op-ed this month against brokers using bots to mark up and resell the tickets.

Hamilton beat Bright StarSchool of RockShuffle Along, and Waitress in the Best Musical category.

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