Hamilton: On the Road to the Tony’s

May 16, 2016

Hamilton: On the Road to the Tony’s

We've got all your Hamilton Tony nominations!

‍“Hamilton” has been sweeping the nation, becoming one of the select few Broadway shows that crosses beyond the theatrical world and into pop culture. The show, written and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also stars as Alexander Hamilton, shares the life and legacy of the Founding Father with new fervor. The hip-hip score serves as a perhaps-surprisingly perfect vehicle for the tale of the American Revolution. And revolutionary is the musical indeed, employing a cast largely comprised of people of color and raising questions about the essence of history. “Who lives? Who dies? Who tells your story?”  

To top it all off, “Hamilton” made history recently by garnering a record 16 Tony Award nominations. The previous record for 15 was shared by “The Producers” and “Billy Elliot.” The record for most awards (12) is held by “The Producers” and may be difficult for “Hamilton” to beat because some categories hold multiple nominees from “Hamilton” this year. In all, the musical is nominated for 13 separate categories.

Here’s a roundup of all of Hamilton’s record-breaking Tony nominations.

Best Musical

Producers: Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater

Best Book of a Musical

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Leslie Odom, Jr.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Phillipa Soo

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Daveed Diggs

Jonathan Groff

Christopher Jackson

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Renée Elise Goldsberry

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

David Korins

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Paul Tazewell

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Howell Binkley

Best Direction of a Musical

Thomas Kail

Best Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler

Best Orchestrations

Alex Lacamoire


Tune into CBS Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 8/7c to watch the Tony Awards broadcast live from The Beacon Theatre.

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