Playwright Stephen Karam accepts the Tony award for Best Play for "The Humans" at the Tony Awards at New York's Beacon Theatre, Sunday, June 12.
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The Tony Awards, the biggest night in Broadway, dedicated its star-studded ceremony to the victims of the Orlando massacre, the deadliest terror attack in America since Sept. 11, 2001 .Sunday's 70th annual Tony Awards, which are the equivalent of the Oscars for the theater, saw smash-hit, hip-hop musical "Hamilton" win 11 awards after scooping a record 16 nominations.Sunday's awards were marked by diversity, with black actors winning all four musical acting awards and "The ColorPurple," winning best musical revival. "Hamilton" also stars largely black and Latino actors. Hollywood stars Cate Blanchett, Claire Danes, Meg Ryan and Oprah Winfrey were among those who handed out prizes Sunday, while U.S. President Barack Obama taped a video message expressing support for "Hamilton".Playwright Stephen Karam's "The Humans" won four awards, including the prize for Best Play.
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