Hamilton won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama this afternoon, the latest affirmation of author, composer, lyricist and star Lin-Manuel Miranda’s talent, already recognized with a McArthur Foundation “genius” grant, celebrations at the White House and, seemingly, more accolades each day. Hamilton is the first musical to win the drama award since Next to Normal in 2010.
Miranda released this statement: “It is a tremendous honor to even be considered for this very prestigious award. Quiara [Alegria Hudes] and I were elated to have been recognized as finalists for In The Heights, so to win today for Hamilton is beyond my wildest dreams. This award is for everyone who has been a part of Hamilton’s six plus year journey. To be the ninth musical to ever win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in its 100 year history is truly humbling for all of us. For Hamilton to now be in the same company as Of Thee I Sing, South Pacific, Fiorello!, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Chorus Line, Sunday in the Park with George, Rent, and most recently Next to Normal is outside of our own comprehension. Look at where we are. Look at where we started.” [Source]
[ Written on April 18 2016 by Francesca ]