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Tony awardWhen: Sunday, June 11, 2023
Where: televised on CBS at 8PM ET live from United Palace in New York City


UPDATE: The 2023 Tony Awards is back on! This, following the announcement that the awards show would be postponed or cancelled due to the Hollywood writer's strike.

The new development comes as a result of negotiations with the writers union and the Tony organization, which has agreed to stage the 2023 Tonys but in an as-yet announced "altered form."

Meanwhile, be sure to keep it here for updates as the drama unfolds. As they say on Broadway, the show must go on!

Welcome to the 76th anniversary of the Tony Awards!

Honoring the best and brightest on Broadway, the 2023 Tony Award show is headed uptown this year at the United Palace in Washington Heights on Sunday, June 11, 2023.beginning at 8PM ET airing live on CBS.

Hosting the ceremony for the second time in a row is "West Side Story" actress and Oscar winner Ariana DeBose.

Meanwhile, check out the complete 2023 Tony Awards nominees with "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 are 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, is the major contender for Best Musical.

Also look to the new staging of Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd", starring Josh Groban, for a number of major awards including Best Musical Revival.

Leading contenders as this years Tony Awards include "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 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

Best Leading Actor in a Play
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – Topdog/Underdog
Corey Hawkins – Topdog/Underdog
Sean Hayes – Good Night, Oscar
Stephen McKinley Henderson – Between Riverside and Crazy
Wendell Pierce – Death of a Salesman

Best Leading Actress in a Play
Jessica Chastain – A Doll’s House
Jodie Comer – Prima Facie
Jessica Hecht – Summer, 1976
Audra McDonald – Ohio State Murders

Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Christian Borle – Some Like It Hot
J. Harrison Ghee – Some Like It Hot
Josh Groban – Sweeney Todd
Brian d’Arcy James – Into the Woods
Ben Platt – Parade
Colton Ryan – New York, New York

Best Actress in a Musical
Annaleigh Ashford – Sweeney Todd
Sara Bareilles – Into the Woods
Victoria Clark – Kimberly Akimbo
Lorna Courtney – & Juliet
Micaela Diamond – Parade

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Jordan E. Cooper
Samuel L. Jackson
Arian Moayed
Brandon Uranowitz
David Zayas

Best Featured Actress in a Play
Nikki Crawford
Crystal Lucas-Perry
Miriam Silverman
Katy Sullivan
Kara Young

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Kevin Cahoon
Justin Cooley
Kevin Del Aguila
Jordan Donica
Alex Newell

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Julia Lester
Ruthie Ann Miles
Bonnie Milligan
NaTasha Yvette Williams
Betsy Wolfe

Best Play
Ain’t No Mo
Between Riverside and Crazy
Cost of Living
Fat Ham

Best Play Revival
The Piano Lesson
A Doll’s House
The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Best Musical
& Juliet
Kimberly Akimbo
New York, New York
Some Like It Hot

Best Book of a Musical
& Juliet
Kimberly Akimbo
New York, New York
Some Like It Hot

Best Musical Revival
Into the Woods
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Score
Almost Famous
Kimberly Akimbo
Some Like It Hot

Best Direction of a Play
Saheem Ali, Fat Ham
Jo Bonney, Cost of Living
Jamie Lloyd, A Doll’s House
Patrick Marber, Leopoldstadt
Stevie Walker-Webb, Ain’t No Mo
Max Webster, Life of Pi

Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Arden, Parade
Lear deBessonet, Into the Woods
Casey Nicholaw, Some Like It Hot
Jack O’Brien, Shucked
Jessica Stone, Kimberly Akimbo

Best Choreography
Sweeney Todd
Some Like It Hot
New York, New York
& Juliet

Best Orchestrations
Kimberly Akimbo
Some Like It Hot
& Juliet
New York, New York

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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