Hamilton Sweeps The 2016 Tony Awards: Musical Wins Big

Credit: Tony.Org
Credit: Tony.Org

Broadway’s biggest night has finally arrived and boy was it wondrous one!

The Tony Awards were handed out Sunday night, much to the delight of theater fans everywhere. The awards honor the best of the best during the 2015-2016 Broadways season. The show was hosted by James Corden, who has been wowing audiences everywhere with his carpool karaoke videos. Corden did quite well as the host.

Before the kudocast was underweight, much of the talk surrounding the show was about how many awards was Hamilton going to walk away with by the end of the show. The musical broke records earlier this year when it swept the nominations with a record 16 nods. Hamilton led the pack including Best Actor nods for Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr, and Best Supporting Actor nod for Jonathan Groff.

How many of those nods did the widely popular musical claim victory to?

Check out the list of winners below to see if your faves went home with all the glory!

Best Play
The Humans – Stephen Karam

Best Musical
Hamilton

Best Revival of a Play
Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

Best Revival of a Musical
The Color Purple

Best Book of a Musical
Hamilton – Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Hamilton – Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Frank Langella – The Father

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Jessica Lange – Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Leslie Odom, Jr. – Hamilton

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Cynthia Erivo – The Color Purple

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Reed Birney – The Humans

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell – The Humans

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Daveed Diggs – Hamilton

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Renée Elise Goldsberry – Hamilton

Best Scenic Design of a Play
David Zinn – The Humans

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
David Rockwell – She Loves Me

Best Costume Design of a Play
Clint Ramos – Eclipsed

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Paul Tazewell – Hamilton

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Natasha Katz – Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Howell Binkley – Hamilton

Best Direction of a Play
Ivo Van Hove – Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

Best Direction of a Musical
Thomas Kail – Hamilton

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler – Hamilton

Best Orchestrations
Alex Lacamoire – Hamilton

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