first_img 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 Commentslast_img