A Crying Lin-Manuel Miranda Spotlights Pride At The Tonys: “Love Is Love Is Love”

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On a night that was supposed to be all about Broadway hit Hamilton, star and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda reminds us all of what’s most important in life.

With words that flow poignantly into the heart of a fractured nation – a speech inspired in part by his wife Vanessa – a crying Miranda pays heartfelt tribute to the Orlando shooting victims and LGBTQ community at the 2016 Tony Awards.

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My wife’s the reason anything gets done
she nudges me toward promise by degrees
she is a perfect symphony of one
our son is her most beautiful reprise…

… and love is love is love is love is love is love is love
cannot be killed or swept aside.
I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Lyza tells her story
now fill the world with music, love, and pride. 

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