The runaway Broadway hit "Hamilton" has officially won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and fans are beyond thrilled about it.
The author, composer, lyricist and star behind the musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda, was already awarded a McArthur Foundation “genius” grant along with a cameo on "Inside Amy Schumer." Which is the bigger accomplishment? You tell me.
In a statement, Miranda expressed his gratitude for the award, saying,
The show, a hip hopera based on Ron Chernow's biography "Alexander Hamilton," was easily the most popular hit of the season and could likely go on to be the most famous Broadway musical of all time. According to Deadline, "Hamilton" grosses an average of $1.7 million weekly and tickets could be sold out for months.
New York City has even implemented the musical into the public school curriculum. This Pulitzer Prize can only further increase "Hamilton's" well-deserved recognition, if that's even possible.