May 3, 2016 at 1:17 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
‘Hamilton’ makes Tony Award history with most nominations
(Screenshot via YouTube)

(Screenshot via YouTube)

Broadway smash “Hamilton” dominated the Tony nominations raking in a record breaking 16.

“Hamilton” was nominated for Best Musical alongside “American Psycho,” “Bright Star,” “School of Rock,” “Shuffle Along” and “Waitress.” Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose show ‘In the Heights” won Best Musical in 2008, was also nominated for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score Written for the Theatre.

Both Miranda, who plays Hamilton, and co-star Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Hamilton’s rival Aaron Burr, are nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. Jonathan Grof also received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his role as King George.

Miranda’s musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton’s rise from an orphan in the Caribbean to the nation’s Founding Father. The show blends multiple genres including rap, reggae and R&B.

The previous Tony nominations record holders were “Billy Elliot” in 2009 and “The Producers” in 2001 with 15 nominations.

For a complete list of nominations, visit here. 

The Tony Awards air on June 12 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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