2002 Tony Awards Set for June 2 at Radio City Music Hall

News   2002 Tony Awards Set for June 2 at Radio City Music Hall The Tony Awards ceremony will be at Radio City Music Hall again this year. The date of the event is June 2, with nominations announced on May 6. The cutoff date for award eligibility is May 1.

The Tony Awards ceremony will be at Radio City Music Hall again this year. The date of the event is June 2, with nominations announced on May 6. The cutoff date for award eligibility is May 1.

There has been no word as to this year's host (or hosts, as the case may be).

As in previous years, the show is likely to be telecast in two parts, with the first hour (8-9 PM) running on PBS and CBS take the 9-11 PM. The PBS telecast is officially titled "The First Ten Awards: Tonys 2001."

Television ratings for the CBS national broadcast have been low for many years. There was a temporary reversal of fortune in the late '90s. In 1997, with Rosie O'Donnell as host, the show leapt to an 11.2 rating and a 17 share, its best showing in 10 years. The following year, the Tonys registered a 10.3 rating and a 16 share. Since then, numbers have slipped steadily.

—Robert Simonson