Award winners Leslie Odom Jr. and Paul Tazewell Nominated for 2016 Tony Awards!

Award winners Leslie Odom Jr. and Paul Tazewell Nominated for 2016 Tony Awards!

The megahit musical Hamilton has earned a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another step in the show's march into theatrical history.  Leslie Odom Jr. was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his gripping portrayal of Aaron Burr. This is Leslie’s first Tony nomination and comes on the heels of our exciting announcement that he will receive the 2016 Princess Grace Statue Award at this year’s Gala.

Paul Tazewell, who won his Princess Grace Award in 1993 and Statue Award in 2004,  has received a nomination for Best Costume Design for Hamilton. Paul has designed costumes for over a dozen Broadway productions, five of which have received Tony nominations. His previous work includes The Color Purple (2005), In the Heights (2008), Memphis (2009), A Streetcar Named Desire (2012), and now Hamilton (2015).

Tony winners will be announced at The 70th Annual Tony Awards held on June 12, 2016. Congratulations to Leslie and Paul!

To read more about all the Tony Award Nominations, click here!

May 3, 2016

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