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As I continue my sad life without a television (it's temporary), there's no way in hell I was going to miss out on watching the 2016 Tony Awards. I would never allow my pathetic situation to hinder me from experiencing one of the most diverse nights in Tony's history, and not to mention Hamilton's phenomenal year on Broadway.

The 2016 Tony Awards proved to be a monumental night, not just for the theater lovers or for actors of color, but for the LGBT community who lost so many in Orlando, Florida. Everyone in attendance rallied to put on a memorable night because, as we know, Broadway is all about acceptance and celebrating our differences. 

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So without further ado . . .

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Let the show begin

This is fabulous.

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Reflection

Host James Corden spoke on the tragic mass shooting in Orlando. 

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Truth!

What Broadway is all about.

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Too funny!

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What a picture!

Backstage action.

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What in the world?

Speechless. 

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Almost ready to hit the stage

Shuffle Along set to perform. 

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Michonne and Lin-Manuel!?

Our two favorite worlds colliding: The Walking Dead'Danai Gurira posing with Lin is too much!

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'School of Rock' kids backstage

This is too cute! The cast of School of Rock congratulated Hamilton winner Renée Elise Goldsberry.

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Daveed Diggs wins!

Diggs won Best Featured Actor for his role in Hamilton. Wise words from Diggs: "Wear the rainbow tights and thank your parents."

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Grab tissue

Not only did Lin Manuel Miranda win Best Score for Hamilton, but he also paid tribute to the victims at Pulse in Orlando, Florida. 

This is his entire sonnet:  

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.

Thank you so much for this.


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Impressive!

Check out those moves by the cast of Fiddler on the Roof.

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Nice score

Set and costume designer Clint Ramos wins for his work in Eclipsed.

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Josh Groban, we see you

So that clip of Josh Groban embarrassed by his role in Fiddler on the Roof is right here. Enjoy!

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We want this outfit

Glitter fashion!

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So beautiful

What a voice!

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Another 'Hamilton' win!

Miranda wins another award for Best Book of a Musical. 

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We are loving this!

Gloria Estefan with the On Your Feet cast. 

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Okay, we can't get enough

So awesome. 

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So moving

Winfrey introduces the cast of The Color Purple

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An intro from these two AMAZING people

Word to POTUS and FLOTUS. 

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Yassss

This is what we've been waiting for. 

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Love her!

Chita Rivera looks amazing!

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You're welcome

Oh, hey, Jake Gyllenhaal.

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LOL!

So true. 

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Yes!

Well deserved. 

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Congrats!

Leslie Odom, Jr. wins Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a  Musical for Hamilton. 

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Amazing!

This is so wonderful!

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Well folks, that's a wrap!

Nothing more to say here. . . except this:

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THANK YOU!

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We're going to be dreaming of Hamilton all night!