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Hamilton Tops Tony Awards With 11 Wins

By   Posted 6.13.2016   On Stage, Broadway, TonyAwards, Theatre

Color Purple and A View From the Bridge are named Best Revivals. Odom, Erivo, Lange and Langella win top acting honors. 

Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, and Renee Elise Goldsberry 

Hamilton, the groundbreaking rap musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton that has been dominating headlnes and talk shows for most of the season, also dominated the 70th Annual Antoinette Perry Awards, winning 11 awards including Best Musical. Its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, won awards for Best Book and Best Score.

It won every category in which it was nominated, except Scenic Design of a Musical and Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Those losses kept it from tying (or surpassing) The Producers for most Tony wins ever.

Hamilton so completely dominated the awards that no other new musical that opened the entire season won a single award in any category. Where Hamilton was beaten, it was by revivals. Only eight of the 39 shows that opened on Broadway won Tonys June 12.

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