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When did you write the sonnet and did it replace a previous speech you had planned?

No, I haven’t written anything, and I hadn’t heard about today’s events until after our Tony rehearsal. I had always kind of had this time between rehearsal and tonight to sit and think about what I would say if I was lucky enough to be called up. And it sort of informed all of that, obviously. You know, we live in this world where beautiful and horrible things exist at the same time, sometimes in the same day. So you can’t let that go by, you can’t let that moment go by. Particularly with theater. This is the cornerstone of, you know, theater doesn’t exist without the LGBTQ community. It’s the cornerstone of our industry. And so, you know, it’s heavy in my heart today.

Love is love is love is love is love. (x)

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My wife’s the reason anything gets done
She nudges me towards promise by degrees
She is a perfect symphony of one,
Our son is her most beautiful reprise
We chase the melodies that seem to find us
Until they’re finished songs and start to play
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
That nothing here is promised, not one day
This show is proof that history remembers
We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger
We rise and fall and light from dying embers
Remembrances that hope and love lasts long
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love
Cannot be killed or swept aside,
I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story
Now fill the world with music love and pride

Hamilton Performance

I feel like people are missing something really key that happened in the 2016 Tonys performance.

Lin changed one word. But that’s all it took to change the meaning of the performance and the Tonys.

“Weapon with my hands.”

They didn’t just take out the muskets to show solidarity, Lin is trying to teach us that what we do, say and write will change perspective for generations to come. He’s showing us how we don’t need a gun or violence to fight for what we believe in. Like Alexander, we have our hands. Our writing. Our words are immortalised when we write, no matter who takes us away. The massacre in Orlando has devastated our country, but why stay silent? Why give them what they want and silence ourselves? We need to make something that is immortalised. Teach generations that come that you can take away our loved ones, but you can NEVER take our words.