2022 Tony Awards Sets Date for June Return | Playbill

Tony Awards 2022 Tony Awards Sets Date for June Return

Set for simultaneous live broadcast on CBS and Paramount+, the awards will be available live nationwide for the first time in Tony Awards history.

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The 75th Annual Tony Awards will return to its traditional summer time slot for the first time since 2019, with the Broadway League and American Theatre Wing setting the ceremony for June 12 at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. Nominations for the honors will be announced May 3. The return to form follows a 74th annual celebration that was delayed by 15 months amidst Broadway's pandemic-related shutdown, eventually being held last fall.

Following last year's two-part broadcast shared by CBS and streamer Paramount+, the 2022 Tony Awards will include an hour of exclusive programming streaming on Paramount+ from 7 PM ET, followed by the three-hour main awards ceremony airing live on CBS and streaming simultaneously on Paramount+ (for premium-level subscribers only) from 8 PM ET, making this year's ceremony the first in Tony Awards history to be available live nationwide. The broadcast will also be available to stream on demand on Paramount+ for all membership tiers following the live stream.

The awards will honor the 2021-2022 Broadway season, with productions opening between February 20, 2020 (one day following the retroactively determined cut-off eligibility date for last year's honors) and April 28, 2022 eligible for nominations. This sets the Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga-led revival of Macbeth, opening April 28, as the final production of the 2021-2022 Tony Awards season, with the recently-announced POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive now officially competing for the 2023 awards.

The Ivo Van Hove-helmed West Side Story revival, which opened February 20, 2020 but did not return following the shutdown, was deemed ineligible for Tony Awards by the Administration Committee last year, since many nominators and voters were not able to see the production. The committee also made decisions regarding Broadway's Girl from the North Country; Pass Over; Lackawanna Blues; Six; Chicken & Biscuits; Is This A Room; Thoughts of a Colored Man; The Lehman Trilogy; Dana H.; Caroline, or Change; Diana, The Musical; and Trouble in Mind.

Since 1977, the Tony Awards have traditionally been held in the summer; prior to that, the event was typically in the spring.

Additional information, including specific performers, will be announced in the coming weeks.

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