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Stars Congratulate “Hamilton” Pulitzer Prize Win

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Hamilton” won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama on Monday, and now many stars are congratulating its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. See celebrity tweets below!

Rosie O’Donnell was quick to react to the news about the win for the hip-hop stage biography about Alexander Hamilton. “oh yes!!!” she wrote, with a link to an article about the Pulitzer Prize win. Jamie Lee Curtis tweeted, “CONGRATULATIONS @HamiltonMusical @PulitzerPrize.” She then quoted the musical’s song, “The Schuyler Sisters,” with its lyrics, “Look around, look around, how lucky we are to be alive right now!”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson exclaimed, “Congrats to Pulitzer Prize winner @Lin_Manuel. Very very cool.” Dwayne Johnson sent his best to Miranda by tweeting, “Congrats my friend! #Legend,” and linked to news about the Pulitzer win. Mariska Hargitay expressed, “Congratulations @Lin_Manuel. Deserved & earned & so inspiring… You push the boundaries of theatre, and you push all of us to be better.”

Eva Longoria noted, “Congrats to my genius friend @Lin_Manuel for his Pulitzer win for DRAMA! Well deserved!” And in perhaps the cutest congratulations, Elmo tweeted, “Elmo’s friend @Lin_Manuel won a fancy prize called Pulitzer, but Elmo doesn’t know what it means! Congratulations Mr. Lin! Yea baby!”

Miranda spoke to the AP about his honor. “I feel really humbled and really overwhelmed,” he said on Monday. He also tweeted, “Grateful grateful grateful grateful grateful grateful grateful grateful grateful grateful grateful grateful grateful grateful great full.” The Broadway smash hit has already won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and is expected to score multiple Tony Award nominations when they are announced on May 4.

 


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