2009 Tony Award Nominations Will Be Announced May 5

The calendar of events for the 2008-2009 Tony Awards season has been announced.

As previously reported, the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, celebrating the best of Broadway, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall June 7. CBS will telecast the three-hour evening beginning at 8 PM ET.

The events leading up to that celebration follow:

  • April 30: Cut off-date for Tony eligibility. To be eligible for nomination for the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, Broadway shows must open on or before this date.
  • May 5: The nominations for the 63rd Annual Tony Awards will be announced. Playbill.com will publish the complete list of nominees that morning.


  • May 6: The annual Meet the Nominees press reception, which allows members of the New York press to chat with those nominated for Tony Awards.
  • May 21: The Tony Nominees Luncheon, where the nominees celebrate each other's achievements; no press members are allowed at this event. For more information visit www.tonyawards.com.


    Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss/White Cherry Entertainment will be executive producers of the 2009 Tony Awards. Weiss will also serve as director of the awards ceremony.

    The 2009 Tonys are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Nina Lannan is chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is executive director of the Broadway League. Theodore S. Chapin is chairman and Howard Sherman is executive director of the American Theatre Wing. Alan Wasser Associates will act as the general manager of the 2009 Tony Awards.