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.
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.