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Tony Awards

Tony Awards

  • Premiered: 
    March 26, 1967
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Award
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Entertainment
  • Tags: theater, celebrity

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Each year since 1947, The American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League have jointly presented the TONY AWARDS to honor the best Broadway productions and performances during the previous year. Named for Antoinette Perry, an actress, director, producer, and the dynamic wartime leader of the American Theatre Wing, the Tony Awards made their official debut at a dinner in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria hotel on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1947. Television coverage began in 1956 when Du Mont's Channel 5 telecast them locally for the first time, and WCBS in New York broadcast The Tonys locally before they were carried nationally in 1967, when a national audience could watch the presentation of Tony Awards for the first time. CBS began carrying the broadcast in 1978, and has aired the Tonys every year since.
THE 75th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS comes to the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 12, 2022 celebrating live theater in a four-hour television and streaming event that will be broadcast live coast to coast for the first time. The celebration commence at 7pm ET/4pm PT, with one hour of exclusive content streaming only on Paramount+, followed by the live presentation of the American Theatre Wing's 75th annual Tony Awards from 8-11pm ET/5-8pm PT on CBS and Paramount+. The 75th celebration recognizes all the award categories and honors the incredible artistry of the 2021-2022 season. The Tony Awards, which honor theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, is presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing and has been broadcast on CBS since 1978.

"The Tony Awards: Act One" (7-8pm ET/4-5pm PT on Paramount+): Hosts Darren Criss and Julianne Hough kick off the evening celebrating the 2022 Tony Awards, bestowing multiple honors and introducing special performances throughout an hour of programming.

"The 75th Annual Tony Awards" (8-11pm ET/5-8pm PT on CBS and Paramount+): Ariana DeBose hosts and Angela Lansbury receives a lifetime achievement award. The evening features performances by this year's Tony Award-nominated musicals, including "A Strange Loop," "Company," "Girl from the North Country," "MJ," "Mr. Saturday Night," "Music Man," "Paradise Square" and "SIX." Also taking the stage to help celebrate this extraordinary night will be Tony Award winners Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, and the original cast members of the 2007 Tony Award-winning musical "Spring Awakening." Stars set to commemorate Tony Awards history and celebrate 75 years of Broadway excellence includes Utkarsh Ambudkar, Skylar Astin, Zach Braff, Danielle Brooks, Danny Burstein, Len Cariou, RuPaul Charles, Jessica Chastain, Lilli Cooper, Bryan Cranston, Wilson Cruz, Colman Domingo, Anthony Edwards, Cynthia Erivo, Raul Esparza, Laurence Fishburne, Andrew Garfield, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Tony Goldwyn, David Alan Grier, Marcia Gay Harden, Vanessa Hudgens, Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Nathan Lane, Telly Leung, Judith Light, Josh Lucas, Gaten Matarazzo, Ruthie Ann Miles, Patina Miller, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bebe Neuwirth, Kelli O'Hara, Sarah Paulson, Bernadette Peters, Jeremy Pope, Billy Porter, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Chita Rivera, Tony Shalhoub, Phillipa Soo, Sarah Silverman, George Takei, Aaron Tveit, Adrienne Warren, Patrick Wilson and Bowen Yang.



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