When accepting his award for Best Score at Sunday night's Tony Awards for his hit musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda informed his audience that he won't rap this acceptance speech. "I'm too old," he said. "I wrote you a sonnet instead." He started with declaring his love for his wife, Vanessa Nadal, and their son in iambic pentameter, then shifted to his craft, musing about what art can and cannot do:
You can read his lovely acceptance speech poem at The New York Times, and watch him perform it below.
"And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside," Miranda says at the end, making it clear he is referring to the deadly mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando earlier that day. "Now fill the world with music, love, and pride."
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