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UPDATE: Lin-Manuel Miranda made an emotional speech when he picked up the Tony for Best Score, performing an original sonnet he wrote in honor of his wife and the victims of the Orlando shooting.

"I'm not freestyling, I'm too old. I wrote you a sonnet instead," he said, before launching into his touching tribute.

"When senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised, not one day, the show is proof that history remembers we lived through times that hate and fear seem stronger," he continued

"We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer and love is love is love is love is love is cannot be killed or swept aside."

"Now fill the world with music, love and pride."


The Tony Awards opened on a somber night Sunday night, with a special message to the victims of the Orlando tragedy.

"All around the world, people are trying to come to terms with the horrific events that took place in Orlando this morning," host James Corden said at the top of the show. "On behalf of the whole theater community and every person in this room, our hearts go out to all of those affected by this atrocity. All we can say is you are not on your own; your tragedy is our tragedy."

"Theater is a place there ever race, every creed, every sexuality is equal, embraced and is loved," he continued. "Hate will never win. Together we have to make sure of that."

"Tonights show stands as a symbol and celebration of that principle, this is the Tony Awards," he said in conclusion.

The ceremony was dedicated to the victims earlier today.

"Our hearts are heavy for the unimaginable tragedy that happened last night in Orlando," the Tonys' official Twitter page posted this morning. "Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected. The Tony Awards dedicate tonight’s ceremony to them."

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