'Hamilton' Wins Big at 2016 Tony Awards

Get a full recap of the awards show.

The mega-hit ended up just one award shy of tying the record of 12 Tony Awards, set by "The Producers."

While Sunday was a night for celebrating the best of Broadway over the past year, the evening didn't go by without acknowledging the mass killings that took place at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.

Winner for Best Original Score for "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda, addressed the killings in his acceptance speech, noting that “senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised, not one day.” He became visibly choked up as he declared, “Love is love is love is love is love. It cannot be killed or swept aside.”

Four-time Tony winner Frank Langella, winner for Best Actor in a Play for "The Father," also acknowledged the tragedy, noting in his acceptance speech, “Today in Orlando, we had a hideous dose of reality, and I urge you, Orlando, to be strong, because I’m standing in a room full of the most generous human beings on Earth, and we will be with you every step of the way.”

"The artists that write the plays, the composers and the lyricists who write the songs, and the actors who bring them to life. Art can entertain us and educate us, and in times like these, console us."

Also of note, the cast of "Hamilton" did not carry muskets, normally part of the prize-winning musical, during their performance of "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)," due to the Orlando shooting.

Of course, with Corden at the wheel, there were also plenty of funny moments. "Hamilton" stars Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Anthony Ramos and Okieriete Onaodowan introduced the "Late Late Show" host, with Alexander Hamilton replaced by James Corden.

Corden also promised, "Tonight’s show will not be all about 'Hamilton,'" joking, "There will also be some commercial breaks.” Next, he launched into a musical number honoring Broadway's biggest musicals, featuring the 20 nominated musical actors.

The night's other winners included:

  • Reed Birney -- Best Featured Actor in a Play/"The Humans"
  • Daveed Diggs -- Best Featured Actor in a Musical/"Hamilton"
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry -- Best Featured Actress in a Musical/"Hamilton"
  • Leslie Odom Jr. -- Best Lead Actor in a Musical/"Hamilton"
  • Cynthia Erivo -- Best Lead Actress in a Musical/"The Color Purple"
  • Jayne Houdyshell -- Best Featured Actress in a Play/"The Humans"
  • "The Humans"/Best Play
  • "Hamilton"/Best Musical