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.
The 75th annual Tony Awards will air live this Sunday, June 12, from Radio City Music Hall in NYC.
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.
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.
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.
Best Musical Revival
Best Revival of a Play
Best Original Score
Best Direction of a Play
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Leading Actor in a Play
Best Leading Actress in a Play
Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Best Leading Actress in a Musical
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!
What do livestream audiences want? We conducted a nationwide survey and here's what we found.