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The Tony Awards 2019 guide

All of Broadway has its eyes on the 2019 Tony Awards, wondering which musicals, plays and revivals will win

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The highest-profile race at the Tony Awards each year is the competition to be crowned the season's best Broadway musical. But that's just one of the prizes up for grabs at the Tony Awards, where Broadway shows are recognized for outstanding acting, writing, direction and design. Which productions will follow in the footsteps of recent winners HamiltonDear Evan Hansen and The Band's VisitWith our guide to Tony Awards, you can revisit stellar moments from the history of the Tonys, find our choices and predictions for this year's races and get prepped to watch the awards broadcast on June 9.

What are the Tony Awards?

The Tony Awards, a.k.a. the Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, recognize achievement in Broadway theater. Only plays and musicals produced in one of the 41 officially recognized Broadway venues are eligible for Tony Awards. The awards are co-presented by the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League in New York City. The Tony Award season runs from approximately early May to late April.

When are the Tony Awards?

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards are on Sunday, June 9, 2019.

Where are the Tony Awards?

The Tony Awards will be held at Radio City Music Hall (1260 Sixth Ave at 50th St) and televised live on CBS at 8pm EST.

When are the Tony nominations announced?

Nominees for the 2019 Tony Awards will be announced on the morning of Tuesday, April 30. 

Who hosts the Tony Awards?

The Tony Awards usually have a different host every year, though some popular performers (including Angela Lansbury, Hugh Jackman and Neil Patrick Harris) have hosted multiple times. The host of the 2019 Tony Awards is James Corden, who won a 2012 Tony Award for One Man, Two Guvnors.

How do I get tickets to the Tony Awards?

Tickets to the 73rd Annual Tony Awards are not currently being offered to the general public. A limited number of tickets to the Tony Awards may be available in early May, via the Tony Awards website and on the resale market.

What categories are in the Tony Awards?

Tony Awards go to winners in 26 categories:

Best Play, Best Musical, Best Revival of a Play, Best Revival of a Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Best Director of a Play, Best Director of a Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations, Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical. A number of Special Tony Awards may also be awarded each year. 

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Complete 2019 Tony Award nominations

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The 2019 TONY* nominations

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Full list of 2018 Tony Awards winners

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Full list of 2018 Tony Awards predictions

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All 39 Tony Award nominees reveal their old headshots

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Interview: Tony-nominated designer David Zinn

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