‘Hamilton’ Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

The hit Broadway musical Hamilton won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, making it only the ninth musical ever to win the prestigious award. The theater sensation created by Lin-Manuel Miranda looked like an early favorite for the award due to its immense popularity and game-changing use of hip hop music to tell a historical narrative. The most recent musicals to receive this award were 2010's Next to Normal and 1996's Rent.