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Lin-Manuel Miranda Accepts His Tony By Reading A Sonnet Tribute To Orlando

"Love is love is love is love," he cried, "cannot be killed or swept aside."

13/06/2016 11:18 AM AEST | Updated 13/06/2016 12:46 PM AEST
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Not only did Lin-Manuel Miranda win a Tony for Best Original Score for his historic musical "Hamilton," he opted to accept the award by reciting a heartfelt sonnet. 

"Senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised, not one day," he said. "This show is proof that history remembers. We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger. We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer."

Watch the original speech above, and listen for references to his wife, the banality of senseless violence and the enduring power of love.

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