Lin-Manuel Miranda & Hamilton Cast Celebrate Musical's Historic Tony Nominations Haul

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton Cast Celebrate Musical's Tony Nominations
Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton
Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

05/03/2016 AT 01:55 PM EDT

The 2016 Tony Awards are still a few weeks away, but the cast of Hamilton has already notched a spectacular victory: The blockbuster musical scored a historic 16 nominations Tuesday, the most for any show in the awards' history.

The show was recognized in nearly every category: writing, music, directing, costumes and design. Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda nabbed three nominations for himself in the best book of a musical and best original score category. He will also face-off with costar Leslie Odom Jr. for best leading actor in a musical.

Hamilton: An American Musical has been nominated for 16 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Other nominations include: Lin-Manuel Miranda for Best Lead Actor in a Musical @leslieodomjr for Best Lead Actor in a Musical @phillipasoo for Best Lead Actress in a Musical Lin-Manuel Miranda for Best Book of a Musical Lin-Manuel Miranda for Best Original Score Andy Blankenbuehler for Best Choreography @alacamoire for Best Orchestrations @davidkorins for Best Scenic Design of a Musical Paul Tazewell for Best Costume Design of a Musical Howell Binkley for Best Lighting Design of a Musical Thomas Kail for Best Direction of a Musical @daveeddiggs for Best Featured Actor in a Musical Jonathan Groff for Best Featured Actor in a Musical @cjack930 for Best Featured Actor in a Musical @reneeelisegoldsberry for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

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Hamilton costars Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson and Daveed Diggs also find themselves battling it out for the best featured actor in a musical award.



Miranda took to Twitter to congratulate all of this year's nominees and post a humorous GIF hinting that there would be plenty of celebration at the Richard Rodgers Theatre later in the evening.

"Congrats to EVERYONE this season," he said. "You got your show up. You get to do what you love. You're in the play."





He also joked that following the nominations announcement he did a "fafillion" phone interviews.



Best featured actress nominee Renée Elise Goldsberry also took to social media after the big news was announced, revealing that she watched the nominations with her young daughter.

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"Watched the Tony noms with my baby girl this morning! I am so grateful for her and for all of God's perfect blessings! I am so humbled by this nomination. And I am high on all this love…," she wrote.



"CONGRATULATIONS to my friends and colleagues," best lead actress nominee Phillipa Soo tweeted. "So grateful to be a part of this theatrical community.





Set designer David Korins also took to Instagram to call Hamilton his "lucky number 13" for earning him his first Tony nomination.

"Lucky number 13. @Hamiltonmusical was my 13th Broadway show & my 1st @tonyawards nom," he wrote. "Thank you to my supportive family & my team in the studio led by this guy who has been working side by side w me in some way shape or form for 17 years."



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And before Diggs had a chance to let news of his best featured actor nomination sink in, he had a few unexpected house guests arrive to congratulate him.

"Soooo my brother and @RafaelCasal broke into my apartment this morning…Ha!" he tweeted along with a video of the surprise.



Since its debut last summer, the musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton has already won a Grammy for best musical theater album, a Pulitzer Prize for drama and has grossed more than $60 million at the box office.
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