Hamilton Wins Big at 2016 Tony Awards

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A longtime animal advocate and chairman of the board at the Atlanta Humane Society, Horace Nalle is a principal at Atlanta-based Oriole Animal Health, a consulting and investment firm that works to advance innovative veterinary medications and vaccines. Outside of his professional life, Horace Nalle enjoys composing his own music and attending Broadway shows.

Recently, the Broadway industry has once again honored this year’s best musicals through its annual Tony Awards Show. This year, the night’s big winner was the hip-hop musical “Hamilton.”

Even before the awards night, Hamilton has already made history by receiving the most number of nominations for a musical with 16 nominations – practically all categories for which it is eligible. Hamilton broke the record previously held by The Producers (2001) and Billy Elliot (2009). Out of the 16 nominations, Hamilton went on to win 11 honors, including Best Musical, ending up just one award shy of The Producers’ record 12 wins in 2001.

Hamilton was written and composed by Lin Manuel-Miranda. It chronicles the life of the historical figure Alexander Hamilton, George Washington’s friend and chief staff aide and one of the less well-known founding fathers.