THE TONY AWARDS

On this page you'll find all you need to know about Broadway's biggest night of the year - The Tony Awards!

Founded in 1947 and named after Antoinette Perry, an actress, director, producer and co-founder of the American Theatre Wing, who had died the previous year, the Tonys honor the highest level of achievement in Broadway Theatre. Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, the ceremony has been broadcast live on CBS since 1967.

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Radio City Music Hall.

In 2018, Broadway celebrated The 72nd Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10 at Radio City Music Hall. The Broadway premiere of The Band's Visit was the biggest winner of the night, scooping 10 Tony Awards (out of a possible 11), including "Best Musical", whilst Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two took home 6 Tony Awards, including "Best Play". In addition, "Best Revival of a Musical" went to Once on This Island, whilst the National Theatre's production of Angels in America was crowned "Best Revival of a Play".

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards ceremony was co-hosted by Tony Award nominees and multi-platinum recording artists Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban.

The telecast featured live performances from the following Tony-nominated shows: The Band’s VisitCarouselFrozenMean GirlsMy Fair LadyOnce on This IslandSpongeBob SquarePants, and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, as well as a special 'In Memoriam' performance from the 2017 Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Dear Evan Hansen. The ceremony also featured a rare televised performance by Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Bruce Springsteen, who gave an intimate rendition of "My Hometown".

The following names (in alphabetical order) also made special appearances or presented awards at the 2018 ceremony: Uzo Aduba, Christine Baranski, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Melissa Benoist, Erich Bergen, Rachel Bloom, Matt Bomer, Rachel Brosnahan, Tituss Burgess, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Robert De Niro, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tina Fey, Armie Hammer, Christopher Jackson, Billy Joel, John Leguizamo, Patti LuPone, Tatiana Maslany, Katharine McPhee, Matthew Morrison, Leslie Odom, Jr., Kelli O’Hara, Jim Parsons, Bernadette Peters, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Chita Rivera, Amy Schumer, Kerry Washington, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ming-Na Wen, and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

Aside from the usual competitive awards, each year a number of special (non-competitive) awards are handed out, including the prestigious special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. The 2018 recipients included:

Special Tony Award Bruce Springsteen, for his acclaimed Broadway debut in Springsteen on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre.


(Photo by Rob DeMartin)

Special Tony Award John Leguizamo, whose performance in Latin History for Morons marked his fourth solo show on Broadway.


(Photo by Matthew Murphy)

The Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award Nick Scanalios, Executive Vice President of the Nederlander Organization, for his tireless advocacy and dedication to LGBTQ families nationwide.

The Regional Theatre Tony Award La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, an off-off-Broadway venue located in Manhattan's East Village.

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre - New York Times photographer Sara Krulwich, costume beader Bessie Nelson and Broadway dry cleaning service Ernest Winzer Cleaners.

Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre - multiple-time Tony Award-winning composer and producer Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and two-time Tony Award-winning actress Chita Rivera.

The nominess for The 72nd Annual Tony Awards were announced by "Smash" alumni Katharine McPhee and Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. on May 1, 2018, at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

Here is a list of the 2018 Tony Award winners and nominees:

BEST PLAY

The Children - Author: Lucy Kirkwood

Farinelli and The King - Author: Claire van Kampen

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Author: Jack Thorne - WINNER!

Junk - Author: Ayad Akhtar

Latin History for Morons - Author: John Leguizamo


BEST MUSICAL

The Band's VisitWINNER!

Frozen

Mean Girls

SpongeBob SquarePants


BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

Angels in AmericaWINNER!

Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Lobby Hero

Travesties


BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

My Fair Lady

Once On This IslandWINNER!

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel


BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL

Itamar Moses The Band's VisitWINNER!

Jennifer Lee - Frozen

Tina Fey - Mean Girls

Kyle Jarrow - SpongeBob SquarePants


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE

Angels in America - Music: Adrian Sutton

The Band's Visit - Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek WINNER!

Frozen - Music & Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Mean Girls - Music: Jeff Richmond, Lyrics: Nell Benjamin

SpongeBob SquarePants - Music & Lyrics: Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants, T.I., Domani & Lil'C


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

Andrew GarfieldAngels in America - WINNER!
Tom HollanderTravesties
Jamie Parker, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Mark RylanceFarinelli and The King
Denzel WashingtonThe Iceman Cometh


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

Glenda JacksonThree Tall WomenWINNER!
Condola RashadSaint Joan
Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God
Amy SchumerMeteor Shower


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Harry Hadden-PatonMy Fair Lady
Joshua HenryCarousel
Tony ShalhoubThe Band's VisitWINNER!
Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Lauren AmbroseMy Fair Lady
Hailey Kilgore, Once On This Island
LaChanze, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Katrina LenkThe Band's VisitWINNER!
Taylor Louderman, Mean Girls
Jessie MuellerCarousel


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Michael CeraLobby Hero
Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero
Nathan LaneAngels in AmericaWINNER!
David Morse, The Iceman Cometh


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

Susan Brown, Angels in America
Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Deborah Findlay, The Children
Denise Gough, Angels in America
Laurie MetcalfThree Tall WomenWINNER!


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady
Alexander Gemignani, Carousel
Grey Henson, Mean Girls
Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants
Ari'el StachelThe Band's VisitWINNER!


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Ariana DeBose, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Renée Fleming, Carousel
Lindsay MendezCarouselWINNER!
Ashley Park, Mean Girls
Diana RiggMy Fair Lady


Best Direction of a Play

Marianne Elliott, Angels in America
Joe Mantello, Three Tall Women
Patrick Marber, Travesties
John TiffanyHarry Potter and the Cursed ChildWINNER!
George C. Wolfe, The Iceman Cometh


Best Direction of a Musical

Michael Arden, Once On This Island
David CromerThe Band's VisitWINNER!
Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady


Best Choreography

Christopher Gattelli, My Fair Lady
Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants
Steven Hoggett, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
Justin PeckCarouselWINNER!


Best Orchestrations

John Clancy, Mean Girls
Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants
Annmarie Milazzo & Michael Starobin, Once On This Island
Jamshied SharifiThe Band's VisitWINNER!
Jonathan Tunick, Carousel


Best Scenic Design of a Play

Miriam Buether, Three Tall Women
Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King
Christine JonesHarry Potter and the Cursed ChildWINNER!
Santo Loquasto, The Iceman Cometh
Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce, Angels in America


Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Dane Laffrey, Once On This Island
Scott Pask, The Band's Visit
Scott Pask, Finn Ross & Adam Young, Mean Girls
Michael Yeargan, My Fair Lady
David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePantsWINNER!


Best Costume Design of a Play

Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King
Nicky Gillibrand, Angels in America
Katrina LindsayHarry Potter and the Cursed ChildWINNER!
Ann Roth, Three Tall Women
Ann Roth, The Iceman Cometh


Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes, Mean Girls
Clint Ramos, Once On This Island
Ann Roth, Carousel
David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants
Catherine ZuberMy Fair LadyWINNER!


Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil AustinHarry Potter and the Cursed ChildWINNER!
Paule Constable, Angels in America
Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, The Iceman Cometh
Paul Russell, Farinelli and The King
Ben Stanton, Junk


Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kevin Adams, SpongeBob SquarePants
Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Once On This Island
Donald Holder, My Fair Lady
Brian MacDevitt, Carousel
Tyler MicoleauThe Band's VisitWINNER!


Best Sound Design of a Play

Adam Cork, Travesties
Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Angels in America
Gareth FryHarry Potter and the Cursed ChildWINNER!
Tom Gibbons, 1984
Dan Moses Schreier, The Iceman Cometh


Best Sound Design of a Musical

Kai HaradaThe Band's VisitWINNER!
Peter Hylenski, Once On This Island
Scott Lehrer, Carousel
Brian Ronan, Mean Girls
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson, SpongeBob SquarePants