By Associated Press - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

CLINTON, N.Y. (AP) - Hamilton the college is taking pride in all the accolades being bestowed on “Hamilton” the musical.

Last month, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop-flavored biography about Alexander Hamilton won the Pulitzer Prize for drama. On Tuesday, the Broadway musical earned a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations.

At Hamilton College, a small liberal arts school in central New York named after the first U.S. treasury secretary, the success of the musical has made it a popular subject at campus trivia night.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (https://bit.ly/23oUtAQ ) that college President Joan Hinde Stewart says “there’s a particular pride” on campus over the musical’s success. She says high schools students applying to Hamilton mention the musical in their essays.

Miranda performed the show’s opening number when he visited the college for its 200th anniversary in 2011, four years before the musical’s Broadway debut.



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Information from: The Post-Standard, https://www.syracuse.com

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