Tony Awards Hail ‘Hamilton’ and Denounce Hate | NY Times

By MICHAEL PAULSON

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Members of the cast of “Hamilton” at the close of the Tony Awards. The musical, which had a record 16 nominations, won 11 Tony Awards, including best new musical and best original score. (Photo: Sara Krulwich | NY Times)

“Hamilton,” an improbable hip-hop musical about America’s first Treasury secretary, completed its rapturous march across America’s awards landscape on Sunday, picking up Broadway’s highest honor: the Tony Award for best new musical.

The prize capped an amazing season for the show, a smash hit that has been sold out from the start, captivating audiences and the broader culture through its use of today’s sounds and a largely nonwhite cast to explore America’s revolutionary origins and their contemporary relevance.

In all, “Hamilton” won 11 Tony Awards — one fewer than the record 12 won by “The Producers” in 2001.

The evening was also noteworthy for the way it contrasted Broadway with Hollywood: All four awards for performances in musicals went to black actors.

Read more: Tony Awards Hail ‘Hamilton’ and Denounce Hate | NY Times


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