Lin-Manuel Miranda has won many prestigious awards for his Broadway hit "Hamilton," and Monday he snagged the big one: a Pulitzer Prize for drama.
Miranda's musical, a hip-hop musical based on the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton — done with a multicultural cast - has transformed Broadway. "Hamilton" is one of only nine musicals to have ever won the Drama award.
Miranda, of Puerto Rican heritage, humbly expressed his gratitude on social media.
Thousands of people Tweeted and posted photos to Instagram to congratulate Miranda and the cast. The cast of Sesame Street even joined in the cheers.