'Hamilton' Breaks Record With 16 Tony Nominations

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The creator and star of "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda, addresses the audience after the show's opening night on Broadway on August 6, 2015. "Hamilton" won 11 Tony Awards on Sunday night, including best musical. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical Hamilton has broken a record for the most Tony nods one show has ever garnered. The nominations were announced at a ceremony Tuesday morning by Tony Award-winning actress Nikki M. James and Tony Award nominee Andrew Rannells.

With 16 nominations, Hamilton beats out the previous record-holding musicals—The Producers and Billy Elliot (2009)—which each received 15 nominations. The former also holds the record as the musical production that has won the most Tonys, taking home a dozen awards.

Though several other musicals and plays received an impressive number of nominations, none came close to Hamilton. The musicals Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed and She Loves Me received 10 and eight nominations, respectively, while the highest number of nods among plays went to Long Day'​s Journey Into Night, with seven, and Eclipsed and The Humans, with six each.

This year's awards ceremony, to be held at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on June 12, will be hosted by Tony winner and Late Late Show host James Corden and broadcast live on CBS.

The full list of nominees in 24 competitive categories follows:

Best Play

Eclipsed

The Father

The Humans

King Charles III

Best Musical

Bright Star

Hamilton

School of Rock—The Musical

Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Waitress

Best Revival of a Play

The Crucible

A View From the Bridge

Blackbird

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Noises Off

Best Revival of a Musical

The Color Purple

Fiddler on the Roof

She Loves Me

Spring Awakening

Best Book of a Musical

Bright Star (Steve Martin)

Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda)

School of Rock—The Musical (Julian Fellowes)

Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed (George C. Wolfe)

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater

Bright Star (music: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell; lyrics: Edie Brickell)

Hamilton (music and lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda)

School of Rock—The Musical (music: Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics: Glenn Slater)

Waitress (music and lyrics: Sara Bareilles)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Gabriel Byrne, Long Day's Journey Into Night

Jeff Daniels, Blackbird

Frank Langella, The Father

Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III

Mark Strong, A View From the Bridge

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Jessica Lange, Long Day's Journey Into Night

Laurie Metcalf, Misery

Lupita Nyong'o, Eclipsed

Sophie Okonedo, The Crucible

Michelle Williams, Blackbird

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Alex Brightman, School of Rock—The Musical

Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof

Zachary Levi, She Loves Me

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Laura Benanti, She Loves Me

Carmen Cusack, Bright Star

Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple

Jessie Mueller, Waitress

Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Reed Birney, The Humans

Bill Camp, The Crucible

David Furr, Noises Off

Richard Goulding, King Charles III

Michael Shannon, Long Day's Journey Into Night

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Pascale Armand, Eclipsed

Megan Hilty, Noises Off

Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans

Andrea Martin, Noises Off

Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress

Jonathan Groff, Hamilton

Christopher Jackson, Hamilton

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me

Jennifer Simard, Disaster!

Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Beowulf Boritt, Thérèse Raquin

Christopher Oram, Hughie

Jan Versweyveld, A View From the Bridge

David Zinn, The Humans

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Es Devlin and Finn Ross, American Psycho

David Korins, Hamilton

Santo Loquasto, Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

David Rockwell, She Loves Me

Best Costume Design of a Play

Jane Greenwood, Long Day's Journey Into Night

Michael Krass, Noises Off

Clint Ramos, Eclipsed

Tom Scutt, King Charles III

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes, Tuck Everlasting

Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me

Ann Roth, Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Paul Tazewell, Hamilton

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Natasha Katz, Long Day's Journey Into Night

Justin Townsend, The Humans

Jan Versweyveld, The Crucible

Jan Versweyveld, A View From the Bridge

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Howell Binkley, Hamilton

Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening

Justin Townsend, American Psycho

Best Direction of a Play

Rupert Goold, King Charles III

Jonathan Kent, Long Day'​s Journey Into Night

Joe Mantello, The Humans

Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed

Ivo Van Hove, A View From the Bridge

Best Direction of a Musical

Michael Arden, Spring Awakening

John Doyle, The Color Purple

Scott Ellis, She Loves Me

Thomas Kail, Hamilton

George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Best Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton

Savion Glover, Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Hofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the Roof

Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea

Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan

Best Orchestrations

August Eriksmoen, Bright Star

Larry Hochman, She Loves Me

Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton

Daryl Waters, Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

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