‘Hamilton’ Breaks Tony Award Nomination Record

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Tony Award nominations have been revealed and Hamilton leads the way with a record breaking number of 16 noms.

The musical tells the life story of Alexander Hamilton, the “unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on the new nation”, and has been receiving non-stop critical acclaim since its debut in 2015. Now, the show has broken records previously held by The Producers (2001) and Billy Elliot (2009), both of which landed 15 Tony nominations. If Hamilton ends up taking home more than 12 awards, they’ll also break The Producer’s record for most wins.

The nominations include Best Musical, Best Performance By an Actor, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score for Theater and more.

Hamilton’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda was certainly surprised when he learned the news:

Other members of the Hamilton cast have begun sharing their reactions via social media as well:

S/o to my awesome cast for their 16 Tony Noms!!!! God bless!!!

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If you want to view the entire list of Tony Awards nominees, head on over to the official website.

The Tony Awards will be broadcast live June 12 on CBS.

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