By NAN ET Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 13, 2016: Nine of 16 is not that bad, right?
The historic musical created on the life and death of Caribbean-immigrant born U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, on Sunday night grabbed 9 out of the 16 awards it was nominated for at the 70th Tony Awards at the Beacon Theater in NYC.
Puerto-Rico roots actor, writer and composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, grabbed two awards including for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical.
The other awards went to Leslie Odom Jr. for Best Lead Actor in a Musical; Renée Elise Goldsberry for Best Featured Actress in a Musical; Daveed Diggs for Best Featured Actor in a Musical; Andy Blankenbuehler, for Best Choreography; Alex Lacamoire for Best Orchestrations; Thomas Kail for Best Direction of a Musical and Paul Tazewell for Best Costume Design of a Musical.
The cast also thrilled audiences in the Beacon Theater and those watching at home and online to a small portion of the magic from the show that lucky ticket holders have gotten to see.