That's when Broadway stars and fans alike gather to applaud the year's best live stage performances.
This year, watch for the 2019 Tonys to be broadcast live on Sunday, June 9, 2019 on CBS (and CTV in Canada) at 8PM ET from the great stage at Radio City Music Hall.
2019 Tony nominees were announced on "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Leading the pack are Hadestown, which earned a total of 14 nominations, followed by Ain't Too Proud—The Life of the Temptations with 12. They are joined in the Best Musical category by Beetlejuice, The Prom, and Tootsie.
Meanwhile, returning to host the ceremony for the 2nd year running is late night talk show funnyman, James Corden!
Already announced are recipients of the Lifetime Achievement in the Theater honor which will be bestowed upon actress Rosemary Harris, composer Terrence McNally, and composer Harold Wheeler. Also honored with the 2019 Isabelle Stevenson Award will be Tony Award winning actress Judith Light for her work to end HIV/AIDS and her support of LGBTQ+ and human rights.
And remember to keep it here for more updates including a list of performances, top Broadway contenders, and ultimate winners at the 2019 Tony Awards.
2019 Tony Awards Predictions & Best Bets
This year's sure thing is "The Ferryman", which was the leading contender since it opened. Place your bets on this one for Best Play.
For Best Musical, it's a toss-up between popular favorites "Tootsie" and "Hadestown" while "Oklahoma! practically walks away with Best Revival of a Musical, say critics.
For Best Revival of a Play, look to "Waverly Place", along with a Best Actress win for it's star, show biz Elaine May, who has earned her first ever Tony nomination this year. Finally, front runners in the Best Actor category include Jeff Daniels in “To Kill a Mockingbird” with a slight edge by Bryan Cranston to take the Tony for his star performance in "Network."
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DID YOU KNOW? Tony Awards fun facts
Winning-est musical: The Producers
• Give that Tony a whirl: Hinged on a curved armature, the Tony Award medallion is the only major entertainment award that spins.
• The host with the most: One of the modern era's most popular Tony hosts, Neil Patrick Harris has hosted the Tony Awards show four times - in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013. In that time, he won three Emmys for hosting the Tonys.
• Hollywood to Broadway: Although Broadway shows have been adapted into popular movies in the past, the modern trend has gone into reverse. Hollywood-to-Broadway shows that have won Tonys include Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Lion King, and The Producers.
• The musical with the most Tony Awards:The Producers (2001) with 12.
• The actress with the most Tony Awards: Audra McDonald has won six Tony Awards, more than any other individual. She is also the only person to win Tony Awards in four different acting categories.
• The person with the most Tony Awards: Producer/director Harold Prince with 21.
• Tony winner with the longest title: The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (1966). Or, Marat/Sade for short.
• Tony winner with the shortest title:Da in 1978.
2019 Tony Award
Best Musical Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations Beetlejuice Hadestown The Prom Tootsie
Best Play Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus by Taylor Mac Ink by James Graham What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck
Best Revival of a Musical Kiss Me, Kate Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Best Revival of a Play
Arthur Miller’s All My Sons The Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley Burn This Torch Song by Harvey Fierstein The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
Derrick Baskin, Ain’t Too Proud
Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
Damon Daunno, Oklahoma!
Santino Fontana, Tootsie
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show
Caitlin Kinnunen, The Prom
Beth Leavel, The Prom
Eva Noblezada, Hadestown
Kelli O’Hara, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Paddy Considine, The Ferryman
Bryan Cranston, Network
Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
Adam Driver, Burn This
Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Annette Bening, All My Sons
Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman
Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery
Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton
Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me
Best Book of a Musical Ain’t Too Proud, Dominique Morisseau Beetlejuice, Scott Brown and Anthony King Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell The Prom, Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin Tootsie, Robert Horn
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Be More Chill, Joe Iconis Beetlejuice, Eddie Perfect Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell The Prom, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin To Kill a Mockingbird, Adam Guettel Tootsie, David Yazbek
Best Direction of a Musical
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
Scott Ellis, Tootsie
Daniel Fish, Oklahoma!
Des McAnuff, Ain’t Too Proud
Casey Nicholaw, The Prom
Best Direction of a Play
Rupert Goold, Ink
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird
Ivo van Hove, Network
George C. Wolfe, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Andre De Shields, Hadestown
Andy Grotelueschen, Tootsie
Patrick Page, Hadestown
Jeremy Pope, Ain’t Too Proud
Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Lilli Cooper, Tootsie
Amber Gray, Hadestown
Sarah Stiles, Tootsie
Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!
Mary Testa, Oklahoma!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Bertie Carvel, Ink
Robin De Jesús, The Boys in the Band
Gideon Glick, To Kill a Mockingbird
Brandon Uranowitz, Burn This
Benjamin Walker, All My Sons
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman
Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird
Kristine Nielsen, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Julie White, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ruth Wilson, King Lear
Camille A. Brown, Choir Boy
Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate
Denis Jones, Tootsie
David Neumann, Hadestown
Sergio Trujillo, Ain't Too Proud
Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown
Larry Hochman, Kiss Me, Kate
Daniel Kluger, Oklahoma!
Simon Hale, Tootsie
Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, Ain’t Too Proud
Peter England, King Kong
Rachel Hauck, Hadestown
Laura Jellinek, Oklahoma!
David Korins, Beetlejuice
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Miriam Buether, To Kill a Mockingbird
Bunny Christie, Ink
Rob Howell, The Ferryman
Santo Loquasto, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Jan Versweyveld, Network
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Michael Krass, Hadestown
William Ivey Long, Beetlejuice
William Ivey Long, Tootsie
Bob Mackie, The Cher Show
Paul Tazewell, Ain’t Too Proud
Best Costume Design of a Play
Rob Howell, The Ferryman
Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Clint Ramos, Torch Song
Ann Roth, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ann Roth, To Kill a Mockingbird
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Peter Hylenski, Beetlejuice
Peter Hylenski, King Kong
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Ain’t Too Proud
Drew Levy, Oklahoma!
Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown
Best Sound Design of a Play
Adam Cork, Ink
Scott Lehrer, To Kill a Mockingbird
Fitz Patton, Choir Boy
Nick Powell, The Ferryman
Eric Sleichim, Network
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kevin Adams, The Cher Show
Howell Binkley, Ain’t Too Proud
Bradley King, Hadestown
Peter Mumford, King Kong
Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, Beetlejuice
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Neil Austin, Ink
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Peter Mumford, The Ferryman
Jennifer Tipton, To Kill a Mockingbird
Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, Network