'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's touching speech to Orlando and the nation

Posted at 10:04 AM, Jun 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-13 10:23:10-04

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, the eloquent hero of this Broadway season, is known for giving acceptance speeches in freestyling rap.

But during Sunday night's Tony Awards, he told the crowd that he opted to write a sonnet instead.

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His own tears over the Orlando tragedy were infectious, as he spoke of "when senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing is promised, not one day."

But, he added: "Hope and love last longer, and love is love is love is love."