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Tony awardWhen: Sunday, June 16, 2024
Where: televised live on CBS

Welcome to the 77th edition of the Tony Awards!

Honoring the best and brightest on Broadway, the 2024 Tony Award show will be televised nationwide Sunday, June 16, 2024 on CBS beginning at 8PM ET live from New York City's cultural mecca, Lincoln Center.

Hosting the 2024 Tony Awards ceremony for the third time in a row will be "West Side Story" star Ariana DeBose.

Watch for 2024 Tony nominations to be announced on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

Meanwhile, keep it here for updates including presenters and featured performances, plus the announcement of all the big winners on awards night!

2024 Tony Awards contenders

Ariana DeBose returns to host
the 2024 Tony Awards.

While we wait for the 2024 Tony nominations, here are the frontrunners to win this year's top Broadway prize - so far:

The include Grey House, Once Upon A One More Time, Here Lies Love, The Cottage, Back to the Future: The Musical, The Shark is Broken, Purlie Victorious, Merrily We Roll Along (with an almost certain nod for Daniel Radcliffe in a featured role), and Gutenberg! The Musical!,

Spamalot will also likely be up for Best Revival of a Musical, along with best bets for the big return of Fred Ebb’s “Cabaret”“.

Also keep a lookout for another Tony favorite, with the spring 2024 opening of The Notebook, inspired by the best selling novel that inspired the hit film.

2023 Tony Awards encore!

2023 Tony Awards nominees and WINNERS (see below) included "Some Like It Hot" leading the list with 13 nominations, followed by “& Juliet,” “New York, New York,” and “Shucked” with nine nods a piece.

2023 Tony Awards contenders

A total of 37 plays and musicals were eligible for Tony competition this year with Tom Stoppard's "Leopoldstadt" a favorite among both audiences and odds-makers for Best Play.

"Some Like It Hot", based on the classic Hollywood movie, was the major contender for Best Musical.

The new staging of Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd", starring Josh Groban, was also a popular favorite with a number of major award nods including Best Musical Revival.

Leading contenders at last year's Tony Awards were "Leopoldstadt" for Best Play,
"Some Like It Hot" for Best Musical, and "Sweeney Todd" for Best Revival of a Musical.

Just up ahead check out the complete list of 2023 Tony nominees and WINNERS along with more info on Tony trivia and history plus related resources around the web:

DID YOU KNOW? Tony Awards fun facts

Winning-est actress:
Audra McDonald

• 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.

Musical with the most Tony Awards: The Producers (2001) with 12.

• Actress with the most Tony Awards: Audra McDonald has won six Tony Awards, more than any other Broadway actress. She is also the only person to win Tony Awards in four different acting categories in both dramas and musicals.

• Individual 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.


2023 Tony Award Nominees & WINNERS

Best Play

Ain’t No Mo’

Between Riverside and Crazy

Cost of Living

Fat Ham

WINNER: Leopoldstadt

Best Musical

& Juliet

WINNER: Kimberly Akimbo

New York, New York


Some Like It Hot

Best Revival of a Play

August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson

A Doll’s House

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

WINNER: Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog

Best Revival of a Musical

Into the Woods

Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot

WINNER: Parade

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Book of a Musical

& Juliet
David West Read

WINNER: Kimberly Akimbo
David Lindsay-Abaire

New York, New York
David Thompson & Sharon Washington

Robert Horn

Some Like It Hot
Matthew López & Amber Ruffin

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Almost Famous
Music: Tom Kitt
Lyrics: Cameron Crowe & Tom Kitt

WINNER: Kimberly Akimbo
Music: Jeanine Tesori Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire

Music & Lyrics: Helen Park & Max Vernon

Music and Lyrics: Brandy Clark & Shane McAnally

Some Like It Hot
Music: Marc Shaiman
Lyrics: Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog

Corey Hawkins, Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog

WINNER: Sean Hayes, Good Night, Oscar

Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy

Wendell Pierce, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Jessica Chastain, A Doll’s House

WINNER: Jodie Comer, Prima Facie

Jessica Hecht, Summer, 1976

Audra McDonald, Ohio State Murders

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Christian Borle, Some Like It Hot

WINNER: J. Harrison Ghee, Some Like It Hot

Josh Groban, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Brian d’Arcy James, Into the Woods

Ben Platt, Parade

Colton Ryan, New York, New York

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Annaleigh Ashford, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sara Bareilles, Into the Woods

WINNER: Victoria Clark, Kimberly Akimbo

Lorna Courtney, & Juliet

Micaela Diamond, Parade

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Jordan E. Cooper, Ain’t No Mo’

Samuel L. Jackson, August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson

Arian Moayed, A Doll’s House

WINNER: Brandon Uranowitz, Leopoldstadt

David Zayas, Cost of Living

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Nikki Crawford, Fat Ham

Crystal Lucas-Perry, Ain’t No Mo’

WINNER: Miriam Silverman, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Katy Sullivan, Cost of Living

Kara Young, Cost of Living

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Kevin Cahoon, Shucked

Justin Cooley, Kimberly Akimbo

Kevin Del Aguila, Some Like It Hot

Jordan Donica, Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot

WINNER: Alex Newell, Shucked

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Julia Lester, Into the Woods

Ruthie Ann Miles, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

WINNER: Bonnie Milligan, Kimberly Akimbo

NaTasha Yvette Williams, Some Like It Hot

Betsy Wolfe, & Juliet

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Miriam Buether, Prima Facie

WINNER: Tim Hatley & Andrzej Goulding, Life of Pi

Rachel Hauck, Good Night, Oscar

Richard Hudson, Leopoldstadt

Dane Laffrey & Lucy Mackinnon, A Christmas Carol

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

WINNER: Beowulf Boritt, New York, New York

Mimi Lien, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Michael Yeargan & 59 Productions, Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot

Scott Pask, Shucked

Scott Pask, Some Like It Hot

Best Costume Design of a Play

Tim Hatley, Nick Barnes & Finn Caldwell, Life of Pi

Dominique Fawn Hill, Fat Ham

WINNER: Brigitte Reiffenstuel, Leopoldstadt

Emilio Sosa, Ain’t No Mo’

Emilio Sosa, Good Night, Oscar

Best Costume Design of a Musical

WINNER: Gregg Barnes, Some Like It Hot

Susan Hilferty, Parade

Jennifer Moeller, Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot

Clint Ramos & Sophia Choi, KPOP

Paloma Young, & Juliet

Donna Zakowska, New York, New York

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil Austin, Leopoldstadt

Natasha Chivers, Prima Facie

Jon Clark, A Doll’s House 

Bradley King, Fat Ham

WINNER: Tim Lutkin, Life of Pi

Jen Schriever, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Ben Stanton, A Christmas Carol

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Ken Billington, New York, New York

Lap Chi Chu, Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot

Heather Gilbert, Parade

Howard Hudson, & Juliet

Natasha Katz, Some Like It Hot

WINNER: Natasha Katz, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Sound Design of a Play

Jonathan Deans & Taylor Williams, Ain’t No Mo’

WINNER: Carolyn Downing, Life of Pi

Joshua D. Reid, A Christmas Carol

Ben & Max Ringham, A Doll’s House

Ben & Max Ringham, Prima Facie

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Kai Harada, New York, New York

John Shivers, Shucked

Scott Lehrer & Alex Neumann, Into the Woods

Gareth Owen, & Juliet

WINNER: Nevin Steinberg, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Direction of a Play

Saheem Ali, Fat Ham

Jo Bonney, Cost of Living

Jamie Lloyd, A Doll’s House

WINNER: Patrick Marber, Leopoldstadt

Stevie Walker-Webb, Ain’t No Mo’ Max Webster, Life of Pi

Best Direction of a Musical

WINNER: Michael Arden, Parade

Lear deBessonet, Into the Woods

Casey Nicholaw, Some Like It Hot

Jack O’Brien, Shucked

Jessica Stone, Kimberly Akimbo

Best Choreography

Steven Hoggett, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

WINNER: Casey Nicholaw, Some Like It Hot

Susan Stroman, New York, New York

Jennifer Weber, & Juliet

Jennifer Weber, KPOP

Best Orchestrations

Bill Sherman and Dominic Fallacaro, & Juliet

John Clancy, Kimberly Akimbo

Jason Howland, Shucked

WINNER: Charlie Rosen & Bryan Carter, Some Like It Hot

More about the Tony Awards around the web:

Tony Awards 2023
- Check out the official site with lists of current nominees and winners, news, videos, photo galleries, and more.

Tony Awards | Playbill - Keep up to date with all the latest news and gossip from the New York theater scene, including feature stories on current Tony nominees and major contenders.

Tony Awards - Wikipedia - Take a deep dive into Tony history, nomination criteria, lists of winners, photos and more.


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