Tony Award time has officially arrived. With nominations for the 76th annual honors poised to drop May 2, we now know that they will be announced by Funny Girl star Lea Michele and 2022 Tony winner Myles Frost in a live-streamed event at Sofitel New York. The stream, set for the Tony Awards' YouTube channel beginning at 9 AM ET, will follow a selection of categories being read live on CBS Mornings at 8:30 AM ET.
Playbill will keep theatre fans posted on everything Tony Awards, from nominations May 2 through to the big night itself June 11 at United Palace in Washington Heights.
This year's ceremony will be hosted by West Side Story Oscar winner Ariana DeBose, returning from hosting the 2022 Tonys as well. DeBose will become one of only 20 people to host the Tonys more than once over its 76 years, joining fellow two-time hosts Eddie Albert, Richard Burton, Glenn Close, James Corden, Henry Fonda, Helen Hayes, Gregory Hines, Brock Pemberton, Bernadette Peters, and Peter Ustinov; three-time hosts Julie Andrews, Bud Collyer, Rosie O'Donnell, and James Sauter; four-time hosts Neil Patrick Harris, Hugh Jackman, Nathan Lane, and Robert Preston; and five-time host Angela Lansbury.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS and stream live (for premium-level subscribers) and on demand (for all subscribers beginning June 12) via Paramount+. Details on an accompanying special honoring the 2022-2023 Broadway season will be announced in the coming weeks.
Broadway is busy preparing for the 76th annual Tony Awards. Productions have until April 27 to open and be eligible for this year's honors, with The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window joining the roster at the last minute to become the final production of the season, opening April 27.