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The Tony Awards Are Almost Here! Everything You Need to Know About Broadway’s Biggest Night

Learn if you can vote for the awards, how to watch, if you can attend and more

On June 16, the biggest night in theater will take place as the 77th annual Tony Awards are brought to life. Taking place at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, Broadway’s most famous faces will come together under one roof to celebrate the best of the best of stage actors.

The ceremony will be hosted by actress and singer Ariana DeBose, who rose to mainstream fame after her role as Anita in West Side Story (2021).

In addition to the 26 competitive categories that will be awarded, that night of glitz and glamor will also feature a number of live performances, showcasing Broadway’s best and brightest in this night of celebration. Viewers can expect to see the casts of shows including Camelot, Into The Woods, & Juliet, Kimberly Akimbo, New York, New York, Parade, Shucked, Some Like It Hot and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street take to the stage on this exciting night.

Can I vote for the Tonys?

Once a show is officially nominated, determined by the Nominating Committee made up of 50 theater professionals who serve terms of three years, the Tonys are not voted on by the public. Instead, voters consist of a select group of individuals with some tie or connection to theater.

This includes members of The Broadway League, the board of directors and designated members of the advisory committee of the American Theatre Wing, members of the governing boards of Actors’ Equity Association and numerous other organizations.

The Tony Awards, 2004
The Tony Awards, 2004Getty

Can I attend the Tony Awards? Where can I watch the Tony Awards?

This year, tickets to the Tony Awards were not on sale to the public. However, you can watch the Tony Awards on CBS on Sunday, June 16, 2024, from 8–11 p.m. ET and 5–8 p.m. PT. Additionally, you can stream the ceremony on Paramount+ and Pluto TV.

Who is nominated at the Tonys?

Some of the biggest awards of the night include Best Play, Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical

and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Best Revival of a Play, Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.

For Best Play, the nominees are Jaja’s African Hair Braiding, Mary Jane, Mother Play, Prayer for the French Republic and Stereophonic.

For Best Musical, the nominees are Hell’s Kitchen, Illinoise, The Outsiders, Suffs and Water for Elephants.

For Best Book of a Musical, nominees are Hell’s Kitchen by Kristoffer Diaz, The Notebook by Bekah Brunstetter, The Outsiders by Adam Rapp and Justin Levine, Suffs by Shaina Taub and Water for Elephants by Rick Elice.

Some of the actors and actresses nominated in the Best Actress and Best Actor in leading roles in a play categories include William Jackson Harper in Uncle Vanya, Leslie Odom, Jr. in Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch, Liev Schreiber in Doubt: A Parable, Jeremy Strong in An Enemy of the People, Michael Stuhlbarg in Patriots, Betsy Aidem in Prayer for the French Republic, Jessica Lange in Mother Play, Rachel McAdams in Mary Jane, Sarah Paulson in Appropriate and Amy Ryan in Doubt: A Parable.

For the complete list of nominees, click here.


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