Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ Wins 2016 Pulitzer Prize For Drama

(AllHipHop News) The acclaimed Broadway play Hamilton has earned another distinguished honor. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hip Hop musical about America’s first Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton had already won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and the show has now been awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama as well.

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The Pulitzer Prize is awarded for achievements in journalism, literature, and musical composition. Winning a Pulitzer is considered one of the most prestigious accolades in the country.

Hamilton was selected over fellow finalists The Humans by Stephen Karam and Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Besides the Pulitzer and the Grammy, Miranda has also won multiple Tony Awards for In the Heights.

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