Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tonys Acceptance Speech Will Blow You Away — Transcript
Besides being known for his award-winning musical, Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda has become known for his award speeches. A master lyricist, the Broadway star has made it a habit of rapping his award speeches in a fun and authentic way that is fun for the crowd and people tend to watch them over and over again on YouTube. He rapped his way through an emotional acceptance speech when Hamilton won the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album earlier this year, but this year in light of the Orlando shooting, Miranda's Tony acceptance speech for Best Original Score was not a freestyle but a sonnet instead. Still it was just as powerful.
Awe-inspiring and heartfelt, Miranda's 2016 Tony acceptance speech will probably be watched over and over again. Filled with love and a reminder that love above all is stronger than any hate, Miranda reminded everyone watching not to give up hope and to stay strong especially in moments of tragedy.
If you missed watching the speech live you can watch it below:
Fans quickly took to Twitter, thanking and praising Miranda for his awe-inspiring speech.
"Now fill the world with music love and pride." Perfect. Lin-Manuel Miranda #TonyAwards— jeandsanders (@jeandsanders) June 13, 2016
The only thing I love more than Broadway is Lin Manuel Miranda himself. So, Broadway in human form.— Lauren Panchley (@lopanchie) June 13, 2016
I think Lin Manuel Miranda might be one of the most amazing humans ever #TonyAwards— Brandie Collins (@BColl517) June 13, 2016
Lin Manuel Miranda's sonnet speech was so beautiful it made me cry ;u; #TonyAwards— ☆Marcy☆ (@LadyAbadeer) June 13, 2016
I'm sobbing. Lin-Manuel Miranda, you beautiful soul. https://t.co/TByR4rHxxP— Kandice (@bookgirl_Kandi) June 13, 2016
When Lin Manuel Miranda hits you right in the heart and you can't stop crying/dying inside #TonyAwards— Lauren Pichette (@laurenpichette) June 13, 2016
Let's make Lin-Manuel Miranda America's poet laureate. God, he writes so beautifully.— Sillybillybee (@timmons_donna) June 13, 2016
At this point in my life, Lin-Manuel Miranda's writing is responsible for a conservative 70% of my tears #TonyAwards— Sarah (@sourcitruslady) June 13, 2016
this is such a beautiful acceptance speech I'm in awe https://t.co/7Ve6mXLpEc— kylie (@kylie_larsen_) June 13, 2016
Although it wasn't the rap many were expecting, Miranda's sonnet said exactly what needed to be said in the most beautiful way, and it won't soon be forgotten.