Hamilton made Tony Award history on Tuesday when they received 16 award nominations. The most talked about musical will no doubt leave with a couple of awards come June.
Joining Hamilton in the nominations are also The Color Purple, Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed and Shuffle Along, which received 10 nominations.
Eclipsed was nominated for best play and received several acting nominations, including Lupita Nyong’o for best lead actress. Leslie Odom Jr. received a best actor nomination for Hamilton; The Color Purple received a nomination for best musical revival; Cynthia Erivo received a nomination for best lead actress for The Color Purple; and Danielle Brooks was nominated for best featured actress for The Color Purple; Sophie Okonedo, Arthur Miller’s the Crucible.
The award show airs on June 12 on CBS.