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“Hamilton” Nabs a Record 16 Tony Nominations


The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing(NEW YORK) — What’s your name, man? My name is T-O-N-Y. 

The musical phenomenon know as Hamilton scored a record 16 Tony nominations Tuesday morning.  Categories included Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Hamilton creator and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda. In case you’ve been living under a rock, the musical is based on the life and times of founding father Alexander Hamilton, the guy on the 10-dollar bill.


In the category of Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, movie and TV stars Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Lange, Laurie Metcalf and Michelle Williams are all nominated.  Jane Krakoswski, Frank Langella, Zachary Levi, Michael Shannon, Gabriel Byrne, Danielle Brooks and Jeff Daniels are among the other well-known nominees this year.


Steve Martin, singer/songwriter Edie Brickell and singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles are among the nominees in the Best Original Score category for the musicals Bright Star — which Martin and Brickell wrote together — and Waitress, respectively.  On Your Feet!, the show based on the life of Gloria Estefan, received one nod.


Here are the shows that are among the top nominees:

Hamilton – 16
Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed – 10
She Loves Me – 8
Long Day’s Journey Into Night – 7
Eclipsed – 6
The Humans – 6
Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge – 5
Bright Star – 5
King Charles III – 5
Noises Off – 5
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible – 4
The Color Purple – 4
School of Rock—The Musical – 4
Waitress – 4

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