The Tony Awards were held last night, where Hamilton swept up a total of 11 Tonys. On such a somber night when the world was crying for the tragic nightclub shooting in Orlando, where 50 people were killed and many more injured, Lin-Manuel Miranda delivered an emotional speech when he accepted his Tony for Best Original Score.
Miranda wrote a sonnet that he recited in his acceptance speech that was a tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting, as well as his wife. Miranda said, “When senseless acts of tragedy reminds us that nothing here is promised. Not one day.” Through tears he continued to say, “And love [is love is love is love is love is love is love is love] cannot be killed or swept aside.”
Watch Miranda’s moving acceptance speech below.