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Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' Gets 16 Tony Award Nominations

The mega-hit "Hamilton" gets 16 Tony nominations.
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In this Aug. 6, 2015 photo, Lin-Manuel Miranda appears at the curtain call following the opening night performance of "Hamilton" in New York.Charles Sykes / AP
/ Source: Associated Press

The Broadway hit "Hamilton" has just received a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop, historical musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, who created the nation's financial system, has already won a Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize.

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Miranda himself is nominated for three awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.

While Miranda celebrates "Hamilton's" record-breaking list of Tony nominations, people throughout the U.S. — especially in Puerto Rico — cheered the musical's success.

Christopher Jackson, Jonathan Groff and Daveed Diggs, all of whom are part of the "Hamilton" cast, are nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role.

Among the nominees is 25-year-old Phillipa Soo, nominated for Best Leading Actress. Soo made her Broadway debut in "Hamilton" as Elizabeth Schuyler.

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