'Hamilton' Scores Record-Breaking 16 Nominations for 2016 Tony Awards

Lin-Manuel Miranda acclaimed hip-hop opus is now the most-nominated show in Broadway history

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The contenders for this year’s Tony Awards have been announced – and to no surprise, Hamilton stole the show, while making history.

Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s hip-hop-infused Broadway hit snagged a record-breaking 16 nominations, including best musical and three nods for Miranda himself: best leading actor in a musical, best original score and best book of a musical.

The musical Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed trailed Hamilton with a total of 10 nominations.

Other notable stars who snagged noms include Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams for their performances in Blackbird, Lupita Nyong’o for Eclipsed and Sara Bareilles for her music in Waitress.

Jessica Lange and Michael Shannon were also honored for their performances in Long Day’s Journey into Night, along with Jonathan Groff in Hamilton, Danielle Brooks in The Color Purple and Jane Krakowski in She Loves Me.

Tony Award winner Nikki M. James and previous Tony nominee Andrew Rannells announced the nominations live Tuesday morning.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by The Late Late Show‘s James Corden. The 70th annual Tony Awards will air live June 12 on CBS from New York’s Beacon Theatre.

Among the 2016 nominees are:

Best Musical
Bright Star
School of Rock
Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All that Followed

Best Play
The Father
The Humans
King Charles III

Best Revival, Musical
The Color Purple
Fiddler on the Roof
She Loves Me
Spring Awakening

Best Revival, Play
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
Arthur Miller’s a View from the Bridge
Long Day’s Journey into Night
Noises Off

Check out the official Tony Awards site for the full list of nominees.

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