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Hamilton Breaks All-Time Tonys Record With 16 Nominations

Leslie Odom Jr. and Lin-Manuel Miranda both received nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.

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As expected, Broadway smash Hamilton did very well at this morning’s announcements for the 70th Annual Tony Awards, with nominations in every conceivable category—but not everyone expected the show to do this well. Nikki M. James and Andrew Rannells (aka “King George III the Third”) revealed the nominees this morning, with Hamilton snagging a whopping 16, including three for creator Lin-Manuel Miranda alone.

Some of the nods were no surprise, including Best Musical (though Bright Star, Shuffle Along, School of Rock, and Waitress were also nominated, Hamilton will be virutally impossible to beat) and Best Actor nominations for both Miranda as the titular “10-dollar founding father without a father” and the marvelous Leslie Odom Jr. as his greatest rival Aaron Burr. More surprising is the extremely crowded supporting actor category, which acknowledged Daveed Diggs (Thomas Jefferson), Christopher Jackson (George Washington), and Jonathan Groff (“King George III the Second”), who has since left the show.

Here’s the complete list of all of Hamilton’s nominations:

  • Best Musical 
  • Best Book of a Musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Music & Lyrics)
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr.
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Phillipa Soo
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Groff, and Christopher Jackson
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, Renée Elise Goldsberry
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical, David Korins
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical, Paul Tazewell
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Howell Binkley
  • Best Direction of a Musical, Thomas Kail
  • Best Choreography, Andy Blankenbuehler
  • Best Orchestrations, Alex Lacamoire

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