Hamilton hit the 70th Annual Tony Awards not with a whisper but with a wrecking ball.
The hit Broadway production, known as playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda's prodigal child, took home 11 awards Sunday evening including "Best Musical."
Fellow contenders for "Best Musical" were Bright Star, School of Rock — The Musical, Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, and Waitress.
In total, Hamilton won 11 of its 16 nominations, but it was the production's cast and crew that really went home with the gold. In addition to winning the awards for Book of a Musical and Original score (music and/or lyrics), Lead actor in a musical (Leslie Odom Jr.), Featured actor in a musical (Daveed Diggs), Featured actress in a musical (Renée Elise Goldsberry), Costume design of a musical (Paul Tazewell), Lighting design of a musical (Howell Binkley), Direction of a musical (Thomas Kail), Choreography (Andy Blankenbuehler), and Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire) all went to members of the Hamilton family.
It wasn't all fun and games, though. Miranda took time to acknowledge the victims of the tragic Orlando shooting that had occurred just hours before by reading a sonnet he'd written in honor of those lost. It begins at about 1:47:
Congratulations to the Hamilton cast and crew.