The Tony Awards 2020 guide
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 Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, The 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 on June 7.
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 74rd Annual Tony Awards are on Sunday, June 7, 2020.
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 2020 Tony Awards will be announced on the morning of Tuesday, April 28.
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 74rd 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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