'Hamilton' Gets Another Shot To Make History At The Tony Awards
The musical would need to win 12 Tony Awards to tie the current record for most Tony wins.By Cody LaGrow | May 3, 2016
The musical "Hamilton" has a shot at making more history — and this time, it's at the Tonys. The show just earned an unprecedented 16 nominations.
The musical, based on the life of Alexander Hamilton — or the man on your money — broke the 15-nominations record held by "The Producers" and "Billy Elliot." The show's creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, shared the secret in his secretary of the treasury sauce.
"The joy of discovery of, if I tell Hamilton's story, I actually tell the story of the forming of our country. That was a joyous experience, and I think, honestly, that's the secret sauce, in the score," Miranda explained to PBS.