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Lin-Manuel Miranda Honors Orlando with a Sonnet for Tony Awards Acceptance Speech (Video)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Honors Orlando with a Sonnet for Tony Awards Acceptance Speech (Video)

Lin-Manuel Miranda brought Broadway to tears in his acceptance speech for Best Score at the 2016 Tony Awards held at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday (June 12) in New York City.

The 36-year-old actor wrote a sonnet for his speech, and paid tribute to the victims of the senseless Orlando shooting that happened the night before.

“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 remembrance that hope and love last forever,” Lin-Manuel said.

Click inside for the entire text to Lin-Manuel’s sonnet speech…

My wife’s the reason anything gets done/ She nudges me towards promise by degrees / She is a perfect symphony of one/ Our son is her most beautiful reprise.

We chase the melodies that seem to find us until they’re finished songs and start to play/ When senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised, not one day.

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 remembrance that hope and love last forever.

Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside/ I sing Vanessa’s symphony. Eliza tells her story. [we] fill the world with music, love, and pride.

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