Two graduates of the Miami arts high school that the Florida Legislature threatened to defund this spring won Tony Awards Sunday night at Radio City Musical Hall for their work on Broadway.
Miami’s Alex Lacamoire, a New World School of the Arts alumnus who won a Tony for helping create the music to last year’s smash hit “ Hamilton ,” won his third Tony Award for best orchestration for “ Dear Evan Hansen ,” which went on to win best new musical.
“Last night was an amazing celebration for the 305 and for New World School of the Arts,” Lacamoire wrote the Miami Herald on Monday.
The lawmakers said the school failed to provide a legally required report about how the state grants would be spent.
Rachel Bay Jones, a Boca Raton native, accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for "Dear Evan Hansen.” Michael ZornMichael Zorn/Invision/AP
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