"Our hearts are heavy for the unimaginable tragedy that happened last night in Orlando," Tony Award Productions said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected. The Tony Awards dedicate tonight's ceremony to them."
Many of the nominees, preparing to head to New York City’s Beacon Theater Sunday evening, took to Twitter to reflect on those affected.
Others nominees focused on the excitement of Broadway’s biggest night of the year, including cast members of the hit musical “Hamilton,” which earned a record-breaking 16 nominations.
Still, the cast -- which is slated to perform "History Has Its Eyes on You" and "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)" during the awards show -- will amend their performance in light of Orlando's massacre, according to the New York Times. They will no longer use muskets.