Hamilton Dominates 2016 Tony Awards With 11 Wins

June 13, 2016 3:43 AM

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Hamilton Dominates 2016 Tony Awards With 11 Wins

The record is currently held by The Producers, which won 12 Tony Awards in 2001. While the show and Billy Elliot had each garnered 15 nominations a piece, they were both recently outranked by Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway creation, which was nominated for 16 this year, including Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Actor in a Musical for Miranda himself.

The show's protagonist, playwright and composer previously took home his first Tony Award in 2008 for Best Original Score for In The Heights, the first of his shows to take over Broadway. He took home the same award Sunday night, along with co-star Leslie Odom, Jr., who was granted the statue for Le...

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