Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and James Corden Pay Tribute to Orlando Shooting Victims at the Tony Awards

James Corden and Lin-Manuel Miranda pay tribute to those killed at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando Sunday morning.

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James Corden, who is the host for Sunday's Tony Awards, opened the show with a speech addressing the victims of the Orlando shooting that left 50 people dead and another 53 hospitalized.

The awards show tweeted earlier today that the telecast would be dedicated to people who were affected by the events at Pulse nightclub, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

The 2016 #TonyAwards are dedicated to those affected by the events in Orlando.

— The Tony Awards (@TheTonyAwards) June 12, 2016

Corden stood alone onstage with the audience in the background. He talked about people all around the world “trying to come to terms with the horrific events” that happened in Orlando Sunday morning.

"Our hearts go out to all of those affected by this atrocity," Corden said. "You're not on your own right now. Your tragedy is our tragedy. Theater is a place where every race, creed, sexuality, and gender is equal and is embraced and is loved. Hate will never win."

The Hamilton cast won't be using muskets for their performance of “Yorktown,” which depicts an 18-century battle scene, in light of the Orlando shooting. Instead, the cast will use pantomime to portray warfare.

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda also touched on the tragedy by reciting a powerful sonnet during his acceptance speech. 

.@Lin_Manuel just won Best Score for @HamiltonMusical, dedicating the award to his wife with this inspiring message:

— Mic (@mic) June 13, 2016

You can watch Corden’s full speech above.


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