‘Hamilton’ Wins 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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As reported in American Theatre

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NEW YORK CITY: The Pulitzer committee announced the winners of the 100th annual Pulitzer Prizes at Columbia University on April 18. In the drama category, Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda received the top honor along with a $10,000 cash prize. The finalists for the drama prize were Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and The Humans by Stephen Karam.

Hamilton, a hip-hop musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton, had its world premiere at the Public Theater in 2015. The same production is currently running at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway. Hamilton is the ninth musical to ever win the Pulitzer. Miranda was previously a Pulitzer finalist in 2009 for In the Heights, the musical he created with Quiara Alegría Hudes (who later won a Pulitzer in 2012).

 

 

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Peter Finlayson is the Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-chief of FootLights magazine and footlight.click. While working on a prelaw program at the University of Michigan, he happily got involved with the theatre program. Much to his mother’s chagrin, law school never happened, but in a career spanning more than 4 decades, Peter has performed, directed or designed more than 150 productions. In his spare time, he is working on a new play. You can follow him on Twitter @Thtrdog .

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