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The Tony Awards 2020 guide

All of Broadway has its eyes on the 2020 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 HansenThe Band's Visit and Hadestown? With 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 2020 Tony Awards broadcast, whenever it may be: Originally scheduled to be held on June 7, the 2020 have been postponed, and a later date has not yet been announced.

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 traditionally runs from approximately early May to late April.

When are the Tony Awards?

The 74th Annual Tony Awards had been scheduled for Sunday, June 7, 2020. On March 25, the awards announced that they would be postponed and rescheduled for a later date to be announced.

Why have the 2020 Tony Awards been postponed?

The closing of all Broadway theaters on March 12 has changed the 2019–20 Broadway season dramatically. The Tony Awards organization is currently in the process of deciding how to proceed in light of these unprecedented circumstances.

Where are the Tony Awards?

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

When are the Tony nominations announced?

Nominees for the 2020 Tony Awards were to be announced on the morning of Tuesday, April 28. No new date has yet been set.

Who hosts the Tony Awards?

The Tony Awards usually have a different host every year, though some popular performers (including Angela Lansbury, Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris) have hosted multiple times. Last year's Tony Awards telecast was hosted by 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 74th Annual Tony Awards are not currently being offered to the general public. If the event is rescheduled, a limited number of tickets may be available closer to the 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. 

Tony Awards coverage

The 2020 Tony Awards have been postponed
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The 2020 Tony Awards have been postponed

No future date has yet been announced.

Full list of 2019 Tony Awards winners
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Full list of 2019 Tony Awards winners

A compete live tally of the 2019 Tony winners

The 30 best Tony Awards performances
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The 30 best Tony Awards performances

The best Tony numbers of all time, ranked and updated

Complete 2019 Tony Award predictions
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Complete 2019 Tony Award predictions

Our picks in all 26 Tony categories

Bob Mackie on his dazzling costumes for The Cher Show
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Bob Mackie on his dazzling costumes for The Cher Show

The Tony-nominated designer shares his process

Amber Gray and Patrick Page: "We are like an arranged marriage"
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Amber Gray and Patrick Page: "We are like an arranged marriage"

A Q&A with the Tony-nominated stars of Hadestown

Making the White Way Great Again: The season in review
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Making the White Way Great Again: The season in review

A look back at an unusually political year for Broadway

Complete 2019 Tony Award nominations
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Complete 2019 Tony Award nominations

Hadestown, Tootsie and Ain’t Too Proud lead the pack

The 2019 TONY* nominations
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The 2019 TONY* nominations

What we would nominate if we were the Tony nominators

The quirkier side of the Tonys
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The quirkier side of the Tonys

B-sides and rarities: the good, the bad and the campy

Archive Tony Awards coverage

Full list of 2018 Tony Awards winners
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Full list of 2018 Tony Awards winners

Full list of 2018 Tony Awards predictions
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Full list of 2018 Tony Awards predictions

All 39 Tony Award nominees reveal their old headshots
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All 39 Tony Award nominees reveal their old headshots

Here’s how you can get tickets to the Tony Awards on Sunday
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Here’s how you can get tickets to the Tony Awards on Sunday

We spent the day with the Tony-nominated star of SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway
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We spent the day with the Tony-nominated star of SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway

Interview: Tony-nominated designer David Zinn
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Interview: Tony-nominated designer David Zinn

Interview: Best Actress nominee Glenda Jackson
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Interview: Best Actress nominee Glenda Jackson

The Great White Way’s casting has become more inclusive in 2018
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The Great White Way’s casting has become more inclusive in 2018

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