How to Stream This Sunday's 2022 Tony Awards Live!

Need the scoop on this year's ceremony? We've pulled all the info you'll need, including the show-stopping performances you won't want to miss

Sure, the Oscar statuette may be shinier. And sexier. And worth a small fortune to rabid collectors like (sure, why not?) magician David Copperfield.

But when it comes to the awards show itself, we'd give the gold medal to the Tony Awards — packed with performances by talented actors, singers, and dancers who practically live on the stage — over the Academy Awards telecast any day.

Need the scoop on this year's ceremony? We pulled together all the info you'll need, including the show-stopping performances you won't want to miss, a full list of nominees (so you follow along as your chances of winning your office ballot pool dwindle in real time) — and how to stream the show live.

When are the 2022 Tony Awards?

The 75th annual Tony Awards will air live this Sunday, June 12, from Radio City Music Hall in NYC.

Who's hosting this year's show?

Broadway star Ariana DeBose is hosting this year's ceremony — fresh off Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG, and BAFTA Award wins for her breakthrough role as Anita in last year's movie adaptation of West Side Story.

Who's scheduled to perform?

Highlights include performances from Tony-nominated shows A Strange Loop, Company, Girl From the North Country, MJ, Mr. Saturday Night, The Music Man, Paradise Square, and Six. Also scheduled to perform: Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, and the original cast of Spring Awakening.

How can I stream the show?

You can stream the entire Tony Awards show live on Paramount+, which will kick off its Tonys coverage with a special one-hour portion of the show that will air exclusively on Paramount+ at 7pm ET. Ten awards will reportedly get handed out during this portion of the show, so think of it as much more than just your typical "pre-show."

After this first exclusive hour, the show will continue streaming on Paramount+ and will be broadcast nationally on CBS. Pro tip: This is the first year the Tonys will be broadcast live from coast to coast, so depending on your time zone, the main show will begin at 8pm ET, 7pm CT, 6pm MT, and 5pm PT.

Who's nominated for a Tony Award this year?

Best Musical

  • “Girl From the North Country”
  • “MJ”
  • “Mr. Saturday Night”
  • “Paradise Square”
  • “Six: The Musical”
  • “A Strange Loop”

Best Musical Revival

  • “Caroline, or Change”
  • “Company”
  • “The Music Man”

Best Play

  • “Clyde’s”
  • “Hangmen”
  • “The Lehman Trilogy”
  • “The Minutes”
  • “Skeleton Crew”

Best Revival of a Play

  • “American Buffalo”
  • “for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf”
  • “How I Learned to Drive”
  • “Take Me Out”
  • “Trouble in Mind”

Best Original Score

  • “Flying Over Sunset,” music by Tom Kitt; lyrics by Michael Korie
  • “Mr. Saturday Night,” music by Jason Robert Brown; lyrics by Amanda Green
  • “Paradise Square,” music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan; lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare
  • “Six: The Musical,” music and lyrics: Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss
  • “A Strange Loop,” music and lyrics: Michael R. Jackson

Best Direction of a Play

  • Lileana Blain-Cruz, “The Skin of Our Teeth”
  • Camille A. Brown, “for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf”
  • Sam Mendes, “The Lehman Trilogy”
  • Neil Pepe, “American Buffalo”
  • Les Waters, “Dana H.”

Best Direction of a Musical

  • Stephen Brackett, “A Strange Loop”
  • Marianne Elliott, “Company”
  • Conor McPherson, “Girl From the North Country”
  • Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, “Six: The Musical”
  • Christopher Wheeldon, “MJ”

Best Leading Actor in a Play

  • Simon Russell Beale, “The Lehman Trilogy”
  • Adam Godley, “The Lehman Trilogy”
  • Adrian Lester, “The Lehman Trilogy”
  • David Morse, “How I Learned to Drive”
  • Sam Rockwell, “American Buffalo”
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson, “Lackawanna Blues”
  • David Threlfall, “Hangmen”

Best Leading Actress in a Play

  • Gabby Beans, “The Skin of Our Teeth”
  • LaChanze, “Trouble in Mind”
  • Ruth Negga, “Macbeth”
  • Deirdre O’Connell, “Dana. H”
  • Mary-Louise Parker, “How I Learned to Drive”

Best Leading Actor in a Musical

  • Billy Crystal, “Mr. Saturday Night”
  • Myles Frost, “MJ”
  • Hugh Jackman, “The Music Man”
  • Rob McClure, “Mrs. Doubtfire”
  • Jaquel Spivey, “A Strange Loop”

Best Leading Actress in a Musical

  • Sharon D Clarke, “Caroline, or Change”
  • Carmen Cusack, “Flying Over Sunset”
  • Sutton Foster, “The Music Man”
  • Joaquina Kalukango, “Paradise Square”
  • Mare Winningham, “Girl From the North Country”

Best Choreography

  • Camille A. Brown, “for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf”
  • Warren Carlyle, “The Music Man”
  • Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, “Six: The Musical”
  • Bill T. Jones, “Paradise Square”
  • Christopher Wheeldon, “MJ”

Check out the full list of 2022 nominees here.

Of course there are many talented and deserving nominees, but no matter who takes home a Tony on Sunday, the live ceremony, which will stream to homes across the country and around the world, is a big win for the fans, the shows — and the entire Broadway industry!

Amir Kenan

Staff Writer

Amir Kenan is a seasoned writer in the live event and entertainment space.