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.
and then the other ten Tonys our show won:
Actor, musical: Leslie Odom Jr., “Hamilton”
Book, musical: “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda
Original Score: “Hamilton,” music and lyrics, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Featured actor, musical: Daveed Diggs, “Hamilton”
Featured actress, musical: Renée Elise Goldsberry, “Hamilton”
Costume design, musical: Paul Tazewell, “Hamilton”
Lighting design, musical: Howell Binkley, “Hamilton”
Direction, musical: Thomas Kail, “Hamilton”
Choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler, “Hamilton”
Orchestrations: Alex Lacamoire, “Hamilton”