New York City, NY – The success of Broadway smash hit “Hamilton” continued Sunday night (June 12), with the Hip Hop musical taking home 11 Tony Awards, one short of tying the record set by “The Producers” in 2001.
The show, about American founding father Alexander Hamilton, won in 11 categories, including best musical, leading actor for Leslie Odom Jr., featured actress for Renée Elise Goldsberry and featured actor for Daveed Diggs. Thomas Kail won for best director and Lin-Manuel Miranda won for best original score and book.
It also garnered the awards for best lighting design, costume design, orchestrations and choreography.
The musical has become a phenomenon since its debut, already winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album in 2016.
The awards’ 70th annual ceremony was overshadowed by the mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida that killed dozens of people this past weekend, with many speeches making reference to it and host James Corden saying, “Our hearts go out to all those affected by this atrocity. All we can say is you’re not on your own right now — your tragedy is our tragedy. Theater is a place where every race, creed, sexuality, and gender is equal, embraced, and loved. Hate will never win.”
The cast of “Hamilton” performed “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)” at the show.
And Miranda posted a photo to Twitter in celebration.
My mom y'all. It's been a bit of a day. pic.twitter.com/TqpAAnybpB
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 13, 2016
See the full list of winners here.