Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares Tearful Sonnet At Tony Awards After Orlando Shooting

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70th Annual Tony Awards - Arrivals

Lin-Manuel Miranda beautifully shared a sweet sonnet to his wife and the Orlando community after a the mass shooting over the weekend that killed 49 and injured dozens. After accepting his Best Original Score, the Hamilton creator recited,

“My wife’s the reason anything gets done
She nudges me towards promise by degrees
She is a perfect symphony of one
Our son is her most beautiful reprise
We chase the melodies that seem to find us
Until they’re finished songs and start to play
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
That nothing here is promised, not one day
This show is proof that history remembers
We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger
We rise and fall and light from dying embers
Remembrances that hope and love last longer
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love
Cannot be killed or swept aside
I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story
Now fill the world with music, love and pride.”

Hamilton accepted 11 awards last night and when they performed “History Has Its Eyes on You”…the went without guns.

Tony host James Corden also paid tribute to those affected by the Orlando tragedy.”On behalf of the whole theater community and every person in this room, our hearts go out to all of those affected by this atrocity. All we can say is you are not on your own right now. Your tragedy is our tragedy. Theater is a place where every race, creed, sexuality and gender is equal, is embraced and is loved. Hate will never win.”

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