~~June 13, 2016~~
TONY AWARDS 2016
On Sunday, June 12, when Mr. Miranda accepted his award for best score for “Hamilton” at the Tony Awards, his second Tony win in this category, he said he was too old to freestyle.
So he wrote a sonnet instead, addressing his love for his wife, Vanessa Nadal, as well as the shooting massacre that left 50 people dead early Sunday in Orlando, Fla.
My wife’s the reason anything gets done
She nudges me towards promise by degrees
She is a perfect symphony of one
Our son is her most beautiful reprise.
We chase the melodies that seem to find us
Until they’re finished songs and start to play
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
That nothing here is promised, not one day.
This show is proof that history remembers
We lived through times when hate and fear seemed stronger;
We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.
I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story
Now fill the world with music, love and pride.
“As it appears in … full read/full credit”
Hamilton: An American Musical
~Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Sonnet/Speech from the 2016 Tonys~
~~Published on Jun 12, 2016~~
God bless you, Lin-Manuel. Pray for Orlando.Pray for an end to hate in all its twisted forms. And most importantly, pray for love.
I haven’t been fortunate enough to see Lin-Manuel in Hamilton (and I’m sure now I never will)… But the first time I saw him interviewed, I became a huge fan. And my love for him grows more and more with every public statement he makes.
Passion for your art is a rare, beautiful, and precious thing. I’ve never seen anyone exude passion — and COMPASSION — as much as Lin-Manuel does.
This sonnet is (rightfully) getting worldwide attention, but you can find the same humanity throughout his work, and his life.
We so rarely reward art in its purest, most authentic form. For that reason alone, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s well-deserved success feels like a victory for artistic souls everywhere. I hope he never stops creating, and inspiring, and challenging us to do better.
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