Giving thanks during his acceptance speech for direction of a musical for “Hamilton” (no surprise there),Thomas Kail thanked all the usual suspects: “Like so many of us I am the son of so many things, so many parts,” he said, thanking his family.
Then he gave a pointed shout-out to those with the ink-stained hands.
“And dear Lin,” he said, nodding to the production’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, sitting in the audience.
This Twitter account is trying to spread the word about historical wins during Broadway's biggest night. Known as Broadway Black, the account is live-tweeting the show, dropping various bits of historical knowledge about past African American winners. April Reign, the creator of the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, serves as the digital publication's managing editor.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical “Hamilton” won 11 Tony Awards on Sunday night, falling short of a record but still carving out its place in Broadway history on an emotional night in which speeches delved deeply into equality, freedom and the anguish related to the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.