Hamilton just misses making history with 11 Tony Awards

Hamilton Broadway Musical

The hit Broadway musical ‘Hamilton’ failed to make history on Sunday night when it won 11 Tony Awards. The ‘Producers’ in 2001 took home 12 awards.

Still, 11 awards is a big deal for the show which took home the Best Musical award.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical about the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton also won for Best Lead Actor in a Musical with Leslie Odam Jr. taking home the price for his portrayal of Aaron Burr.

The show also won for Best Book, Best Featured Actor in a Musical, and Best Original Score, among other awards.

The shows performers paid tribute to the Orlando Shooting massacre, pantomiming the use guns during their performance of ‘Yorktown,” which recreates the Battle of Yorktown during the American Revolution.

Hamilton’s performers took on two songs with “History Has Its Eyes On You” and “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down).”

Hamilton is selling out every show on Broadway and a new cast is now touring the country, adding more publicity to the already incredibly popular show.

Written by Katie Henderson

Katie Henderson

Katie Henderson is the Strategy editor at Business Pundit. She writes articles that help business owners, executives, and employees better understand how to run a business and work as effective employees.