News: ‘Hamilton’ has huge night with 11 Tony Awards
Jun 14, 2016

Pop-culture phenomenon Hamilton snagged the lion’s share of Tony Awards and Jessica Langeadded to her already-full trophy collection, but the annual celebration of Broadway’s best was as interested in honoring the victims of the Orlando shootings.

“This is a dream come true and it fills me with such happiness on a sad day like this,” said Lange, the winner of Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globes who accepted her first Tony for leading actress in a play for Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

The ultra-popular musical Hamilton had a big night, winning 11 honors including best musical, leading actor for Leslie Odom Jr., featured actress for Renée Elise Goldsberryand featured actor for Daveed Diggs. It fell one short of The Producers’ record 12 wins in 2001. [Source]