Lin-Manuel Miranda highlights Orlando as 'Hamilton' sweeps Tonys

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Tonys Pay Tribute to Orlando

"Hamilton" star Lin-Manuel Miranda brought Broadway to tears with an emotional tribute to the victims of the Orlando massacre at the 70th Tony Awards on Sunday night.

While accepting the award for best original score, a grateful Miranda, the creator and star of the musical phenomenon, read a sonnet to the Beacon Theater audience in New York.

"When senseless acts of tragedy reminds us that nothing here is promised. Not one day," he said in reference to the Orlando massacre. "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."

He added: "Love is love is love is love is love, and love cannot be killed or swept aside. Fill the world with music love and pride."

Earlier in the evening, host James Corden also honored the victims of the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando which killed at least 50 people. The 29-year-old gunman, an American citizen, was shot and killed by police.

"Hate will never win," the "Late Late Show" host said. "Together, we have to make sure of that. Tonight's show stands as a symbol and celebration of that principle."

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Lin-Manuel Miranda highlights Orlando as 'Hamilton' sweeps Tonys
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Horrified by the mass shooting in Orlando. When will we do something to prevent these killing sprees?
Heartbroken about the shooting in Orlando. My prayers and thoughts are with you all in America. I pray for this world to change!
Tweeting about this kind of tragedy feels so insignificant. But let's all pray for Orlando FL today. And the world. I'm in disbelief.
Unspeakable. So much suffering today. My heart goes out to the families of the victims in Orlando. #Pride
Another embarrassing day to be a human. My thoughts and prayers are with #orlando, the #LGBT community and sane people everywhere.
Knowing there are people in this world who are celebrating the massacre in #Orlando sickens me. The God I love LOVES EVERYONE!!!!
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I don't really wanna finger-point and fight about this. I just want to be sad. #Orlando
Madness. Hideous and cruel madness. To the survivors, and families of those slain, I'm so sorry. #StopGunViolence
Waking up to this horrifying and heartbreaking news. I don't know what to say anymore. #PrayForHumanity #Orlando ❤️💛💚💙💜
To our gay, lesbian, bisexual, & trans friends-- the world is mourning. #LOVENOTHATE
Can't even fathom what the people in Orlando are going through right now. My prayers are with the victims' families & all those affected...
How many people have to be killed before we act as a nation to #EndGunViolence? #Orlando @Everytown @MomsDemand
My thoughts and prayers are w my brothers and sisters who were at Orlando's Pulse Nightclub. RIP to those who lost their lives.
I am speechless, sick, and so sad reading the news from Orlando. Sending strength to my gay brothers and sisters. 50 people!!!! FIFTY
I'm heartbroken by this tragedy. Praying for Orlando and the suffering created by this senseless violence.
Sickening news. All my love to Orlando.
I am heartbroken..My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by last night's tragedy in Orlando. 💔
Seeing the news this morning & my heart truly hurts. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims families..
How how how how can one have so much hate ????? My heart...... is so broken. Praying for the families of the Orlando victims. I am so sorry.
Just now catching up on the tragedy in Orlando... Sickening. Praying.
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My heart goes out to the victims and their families. Our community has suffered a tremendous loss. We must stand together more than ever.
Heartbroken. Scared. Angry. So much senseless death in Orlando & across this country. Sending love & prayers to all suffering. Horrific
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Hearing about this senseless & horrific tragedy in #Orlando. Heartbroken for my LGBTQ brothers & sisters. Time for change. #GunControlNow
Pray for the #Orlando community. Pray for the #LGBT community. Pray for the American community.
My heart goes out to the victims and families of the horrific tragedy in Orlando. What has this world come to? Shocking!

Actor Frank Langhella, while accepting his fourth Tony for best actor in "The Father," also brought up "a dose of true reality-what happened today in Orlando."

"I urge you Orlando to be strong," he added. "I'm standing in a room full of the most generous human beings on earth and we will be with you ever step of the way."

Miranda's acclaimed musical, which tells the story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton through hip hop and a multicultural cast, took out 11 awards, including Best Musical.

It won for best leading actor (the Tony went to Leslie Odom, Jr. who played Aaron Burr, the rival to Hamilton, played by Miranda), best original score, best book of a musical, best choreography, best direction, best orchestration, featured actor and actress for Renee Elise Goldsberry and Daveed Diggs, best costume and best lighting. Miranda was nominated for leading actor but lost to Odom, Jr.

The musical fell short of one award to break the record; it was nominated for a record 12 nominations and garnered 11.

The Tonys showcased a year of diversity: 14 out of the 40 Tony nominees for acting in plays and musicals, a total of 35 percent, were actors of color.

At one point in the show, the crowd, including Miranda, danced with Gloria Estefan and Ana Villafañe, who plays Estefan in the hit musical "On Your Feet." Onstage before the "On Your Feet" medley began, Emilio Estefan joked that all the Latino cast of the musical was in the country legally, in a jab at Trump.

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