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Guide to the 2023 Tony Awards: how to watch, nominees, and more

Here's everything you need to know about the 2023 Tony Awards.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway, and they're no brighter than on the night of the Tony Awards each year. Broadway's biggest night is back in June 2023.

There's no denying the razzamatazz of the Tony Awards, with a full, robust roster of Broadway shows up for prizes. Beloved revivals and new shows alike compete for the top prizes.

Here's our guide to the 2023 Tony Awards, where you can find out when and how to watch, what shows are up for awards, and more. This article will be continually updated as new information comes in.

When are the Tony Awards?

The 2023 Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 11, 2023. The Tony Awards usually take place in mid-June, just after the spring Broadway season ends. Find out more about the 2023 Tony Awards ceremony here.

What time are the Tony Awards?

The exact time of the 2023 Tony Awards broadcast has yet to be confirmed. The 2022 Tony Awards ceremony was broadcast at 8 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on the CBS television network and the Paramount+ streaming platform. Before the ceremony, an extra hour of exclusive pre-show content was streamed from 7-8 p.m. ET/4-5 p.m. PT only on Paramount+.

How can I watch the Tony Awards?

Audiences can watch the 2023 Tony Awards live on CBS or Paramount+. If you can't watch live, you can also keep up to date with all the events on the Tony Awards YouTube channel. If you have Paramount+, you are able to watch the Tony Awards on demand after the live broadcast is over.

Where are the Tony Awards taking place?

For the first time in the ceremony's history, the Tony Awards will take place at the United Palace in 2023. This venue is located in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood and is the borough's fourth-largest performance venue at 3,400 seats. The United Palace opened in 1930 and now presents a variety of concerts, film screenings, and other arts and cultural events.

The usual home of the Tony Awards in recent years has been Radio City Music Hall. The awards have been held there from 1997 to 2010, and again from 2013 to 2015, 2017 to 2019, and in 2022.

What shows are eligible for the Tony Awards in 2023?

Due to the coronavirus pandemic causing the shutdown of Broadway's theatre, fewer shows were eligible for awards in 2020 than in most years. However, this year, there are plenty of eligible shows, between the few shows that opened in 2020 just after last year's cutoff date and all the new shows that opened in 2021 and 2022. This year's Tony Awards recognized shows that opened between February 20, 2020 and May 4, 2022. The original cutoff date was April 28, but it was pushed back to allow nominators more time to see the eligible shows.

Thirty-eight shows are eligible for the 2023 Tony Awards, including 19 new plays, 9 new musicals, 4 play revivals, and 6 musical revivals. All the eligible shows are listed below.

Read more about all the eligible shows in 2023.

Original plays

  • The Kite Runner
  • Leopoldstadt
  • Cost of Living
  • Walking With Ghosts
  • Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Ain't No Mo'
  • Ohio State Murders
  • Between Riverside and Crazy
  • The Collaboration
  • Pictures From Home
  • Life of Pi
  • Peter Pan Goes Wrong
  • Fat Ham
  • Room
  • Prima Facie
  • Good Night, Oscar
  • Summer, 1976
  • The Thanksgiving Play

Original musicals

  • Almost Famous
  • Kimberly Akimbo
  • & Juliet
  • KPOP
  • A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Bad Cinderella
  • Shucked
  • New York, New York

Play revivals

  • Death of a Salesman
  • The Piano Lesson
  • Topdog/Underdog
  • A Doll's House

Musical revivals

  • Into the Woods
  • 1776
  • Camelot
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Bob Fosse's Dancin'
  • Parade

Who is nominated for the 2023 Tony Awards?

Nominations for the 2023 Tony Awards will be announced on May 2, 2023. The Tony Awards ruling committee first has to meet to determine which shows and performers will be eligible in which categories.

Who is receiving special 2023 Tony Awards?

The special Tony Award recipients for 2023 have yet to be announced, but there are multiple recipients each year. There is a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award, the Regional Theatre Tony Award, multiple Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre, and a Special Tony Award.

Who won the 2023 Tony Awards?

The 2023 Tony Award winners will be named at the ceremony on June 11. In the meantime, discover the full list of 2022 Tony Award winners and read interviews with the recipients including Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Patti LuPone, Phylicia Rashad, and more on New York Theatre Guide.

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