'Hamilton' Nets Record 16 Tony Award Nominations
Hamilton, the Broadway musical about "the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America" has made history, after being nominated for a record 16 Tony Awards. The nominees were announced today.
Hamiltoneclipsed the 15 nominations that were garnered by bothThe Producers (2001) and Billy Elliot (2009). For more about the musical, see this post/podcast from NPR's Linda Holmes.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and force behind Hamilton, is nominated for three individual awards, including for best book, best original score and best performance by a lead actor in a musical.
This year's field of nominees for Best Musical also include:
School of Rock — The Musical;
Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
As Jeff Lunden reports for our Newscast unit, Shuffle Alongscored 10 nominations despite beingthe last musical to open this season.
The nominees for Best Play include:
King Charles III
Looking at other categories, Jeff adds, "Revivals of Long Day's Journey into Night, A View from the Bridge and She Loves Me dominated their categories."
The Tony Awards show will be broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 12.
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