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The phenomenon known as Hamilton has added another feather in its cap with the unprecedented number of Tony Award nominations that it received. It was nominated for sixteen awards in all, which no other production has ever received, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Original Score, Best Direction, etc. It cannot win as many awards as it was nominated for because there were multiple nominations in the Best Actor and Best Actor in a Featured Role categories and only one person can win. Nevertheless, it was a huge honor for the Hamilton writers, actors, composers, directors and other people associated with the production to receive such widespread recognition for their groundbreaking work. There were a lot of other worthy nominees from productions such as Waitress, Shuffle Along, The Crucible, Noises Off, The Color Purple, The Humans, King Charles III, School of Rock, Blackbird, and many others. Tune in to the Tony Award Presentation on June12, at 8 PM on CBS to see who won in what categories, but more importantly make a plan to attend a Broadway show soon. It is immensely gratifying to see great live theater.