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The Tony Award for Best Featured Actor goes to Daveed Diggs of “Hamilton.”

Nominees included:

  • Daveed Diggs of “Hamilton” (winner)
  • Brandon Victor Dixon for “Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed”
  • Christopher Fitzgerald for “Waitress”
  • Jonathan Groff for “Hamilton”
  • Christopher Jackson for “Hamilton”

In his “Hamilton” role, he portrays both Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette. Though “Hamilton” is the only musical he has appeared in so far during his career, he is also a member of hip-hop group clipping. and holds the record for fastest rapper on Broadway for the song “Guns and Ships” from “Hamilton.”

Previous winners in this category have included Christian Borle for “Something Rotten!,” James Monroe Iglehart for “Aladdin” and Christian Hoff for “Jersey Boys.”