Forget the founding of the Federalist Party: Alexander Hamilton's most impressive distinction came earlier today (May 3) when Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway play inspired by Hamilton earned a record-setting number of Tony Award nominations.

Hamilton, which opened at The Public Theater in February 2015, has been nominated across every type of category — acting, writing, directing and design — and is the frontrunner for the Best Musical category. It's already helped to land Miranda a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur Foundation genius grant and a Grammy. Its popularity over the last year is even expected to strengthen viewership of The Tonys, which was down to 6.3 million viewers last year from 7 million in 2014, Variety reported.

Bright Star, School of Rock: The Musical, Shuffle Along and Waitress are also up for Best Musical, while The Humans; King Charles III; The Father and Eclipsed, which stars Lupita Nyong'o, will duke it out for Best Play.

Waitress, which earned four nominations, also signals the first nod for Sara Bareilles, who wrote the show's musics and lyrics.

"I won't forget this moment of just being here, in my relatively new home of New York, sipping my coffee," she told The Hollywood Reporter after getting the news. "This whole journey has been remarkable and life-changing...Theater is so deeply collaborative, and it feels extra sweet to be acknowledged because we're all sharing this moment together."

The 70th Tony Awards will broadcast from the Beacon Theater on June 12. James Corden will host.

Check out the full list of nominees below, and if you're a Broadway buff, tell us what you think.

Best Musical
Bright Star
School of Rock
Shuffle Along

Best Play
King Charles III
The Father
The Humans

Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Laura BenantiShe Loves Me
Carmen Cusack, Bright Star
Cynthia ErivoThe Color Purple
Jessie Mueller, Waitress
Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Alex BrightmanSchool of Rock
Danny BursteinFiddler on the Roof
Zachary Levi, She Loves Me
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton

Best Leading Actress in a Play
Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Laurie Metcalf, Misery
Lupita Nyong’o, Eclipsed
Sophie Okonedo, The Crucible
Michelle Williams, Blackbird

Best Leading Actor in a Play
Gabriel Byrne, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Jeff Daniels, Blackbird
Frank Langella, The Father
Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III
Mark Strong, A View From the Bridge

Best Original Score
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Glenn Slater and Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock
Sara Bareilles, Waitress 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me
Jennifer Simard, Disaster! 
Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along
Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress
Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
Christopher Jackson, Hamilton

Best Featured Actress in a Play
Pascale Armand, Eclipsed
Megan Hilty, Noises Off
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
Andrea Martin, Noises Off
Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, The Humans
Bill Camp, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
David Furr, Noises Off
Richard Goulding, King Charles III
Michael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Arden, Spring Awakening
John Doyle, The Color Purple
Scott Ellis, She Loves Me
Thomas Kail, Hamilton
George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along

Best Direction of a Play
Rupert Goold, King Charles III
Jonathan Kent, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Joe Mantello, The Humans
Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed
Ivo van Hove, A View From the Bridge

Best Revival of a Musical
Fiddler on the Roof
She Loves Me
Spring Awakening
The Color Purple

Best Revival of a Play
A View From the Bridge
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Noises Off
The Crucible

Best Orchestrations
Bright Star
She Loves Me
Shuffle Along

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton
Savion Glover, Shuffle Along
Hofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the Roof
Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea
Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet!

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Es Devlin and Finn Ross, American Psycho
David Korins, Hamilton
Santo Loquasto, Shuffle Along
David Rockwell, She Loves Me

Best Costume Design of a Play
Jane Greenwood, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Michael Krass, Noises Off
Clint Ramos, Eclipsed
Tom Scutt, King Charles III

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes, Tuck Everlasting
Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me
Ann Roth, Shuffle Along
Paul Tazewell, Hamilton

Best Book
Julian Fellowes, School of Rock
Steve Martin, Bright Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Howell Binkley, Hamilton
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Shuffle Along
Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening
Justin Townsend, American Psycho

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