‘Hamilton’ Won a Pulitzer Prize and Lin-Manuel Miranda Reacted Appropriately

If you thought you weren’t getting tickets before…

Hamilton the musical was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama on Monday, Apr. 18, which marks the first time that a musical has taken home the award since 2010. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Broadway show beloved by Amy Schumer, released a composed statement of gratitude.

“It is a tremendous honor to even be considered for this very prestigious award,” said Manuel, speaking on behalf of himself and his collaborator, Quiara Alegría Hudes. “[We] were elated to have been recognized as finalists for In The Heights, so to win today for Hamilton is beyond my wildest dreams. This award is for everyone who has been a part of Hamilton’s six-plus year journey. To be the 9th musical to ever win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in its 100 year history is truly humbling for all of us.”

“For Hamilton to now be in the same company as Of Thee I Sing, South Pacific, Fiorello!, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Chorus Line, Sunday in the Park with George, Rent, and most recently Next to Normal is outside of our own comprehension. Look at where we are. Look at where we started.”

While this sounds very calm, cool, and collected, Miranda was secretly geeking out on Twitter – especially given that he specifically requested that the world remain chill while he was in the recording studio.

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Siri was kind of shady about the whole thing:


And Elmo — well, Elmo was just Elmo.


Hamilton was previously awarded a Grammy and has raked in $60 million at the box office. Get the full list of Pulitzer Prize winners over on Vulture.