Tony, Pulitzer, Emmy and Grammy winner Lin-Manuel Miranda now has a Drama League Distinguished Performance Award to add to his trophy cabinet! The creator and star of Hamilton received the prestigious prize at the 82nd annual Drama League Awards on May 20. Miranda was one of 50 nominees for the top honor, which a performer can only win once in his or her lifetime. Additionally, Hamilton and The Humans, along with the revivals of The Color Purple and A View from the Bridge, were presented with trophies.Certified genius Miranda’s Hamilton has received a myriad of accolades. The off-Broadway run picked up Drama Desks, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Lucille Lortel Awards and more. Since transferring to the Main Stem, the show won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, the Pulitzer, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize and an unprecedented 11 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. The musical is nominated for a record-breaking 16 Tony Awards on June 12. Miranda’s first Broadway tuner, In the Heights, received four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical, with Miranda garnering a Tony for Best Score, as well as a nod for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He is the co-composer (with Tom Kitt), and co-lyricist (with Amanda Green) of Broadway’s Bring it On: The Musical and he picked up an Emmy in 2014 with Kitt for their song, “Bigger” from the 67th Annual Tony Awards telecast. Upcoming projects include Disney’s Mary Poppins and Moana.The ceremony was hosted by 2016 Tony nominees Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off) at the Mariott Marquis Times Square, and also honored Sheldon Harnick, Deaf West Theatre and Ivo van Hove.Distinguished Performance AwardLin-Manuel Miranda, HamiltonDistinguished Production of a MusicalHamiltonDistinguished Production of a PlayThe HumansDistinguished Revival of a MusicalThe Color PurpleDistinguished Revival of a PlayA View from the Bridge Lin-Manuel Miranda in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) View Comments
LAKE CHAMPLAIN REGIONAL CHAMBER, GBIC GO LIVE WITH “VOTE! 2004″Comprehensive survey of candidates is in-depth Election Day referencepieceBURLINGTON – The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and GBIChave gone live on the Web with “VOTE! 2004,” which contains the results ofa survey of candidates running for state offices in the November 2 GeneralElection. Results are available at www.lcrccsurvey.org/candidates(link is external).Those surveyed include candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor aswell as candidates for State Senator and State Representative fromChittenden County. With a new and exciting theme and Web-based access,the results are intended to help the business community learn more aboutcandidates and encourage and remind them to vote on Election Day.The Chamber and GBIC “VOTE! 2004” report contains two parts. The first isa biographical section provided by each candidate who responded, as wellas a list of each candidate’s top three legislative priorities. Thesecond part consists of PDF documents as pull-out grids containing allcandidates’ names and, from those who responded, answers to a series ofmultiple choice questions relating to eight broad public policy areas.According to A. Wayne Roberts, Chamber President, “As a leading businessorganization, we strive to provide information on the candidates toencourage more discussion about legislative issues and greaterparticipation in the political process.””VOTE! 2004 includes responses on a wide variety of public policy issuesand should assist voters in making decisions at the polls on November 2,”added GBIC President Frank Cioffi.Both Cioffi and Roberts are pleased with the universally accessible,Web-based format that the piece has taken on this year.The Chamber and GBIC produce “VOTE! 2004” as a benefit to the entireregion. The report is not intended to advocate expressly or implicitly for thesuccess or defeat of any particular candidate or party. Candidates, themedia and other organizations are encouraged to link to the site orpublish portions of the report in print or on the Web at no charge. Toobtain permission to do such or for questions, contact Mary Sprayregen,Chamber/GBIC Director of Government Affairs at 802-863-3489 ext. 210 email@example.com(link sends e-mail).The LCRCC is a nonprofit organization that provides socially responsibleleadership to enhance the economic environment of the Lake ChamplainRegion and Vermont. GBIC is a private nonprofit economic developmentcorporation that serves as a catalyst for industrial and economic growthin Chittenden County.