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Guide to the 2024 Tony Awards: how to watch, nominees, and more

Here's everything you need to know about the 2024 Tony Awards, including how to watch the live broadcast, who is hosting, and which shows are up for honors.

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 on June 16, 2024.

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 2024 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 2024 Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 16, 2024. The Tony Awards usually take place in mid-June, just after the spring Broadway season ends. Find out more about the 2024 Tony Awards ceremony.

What time are the Tony Awards?

The 2024 Tony Awards will take place from 8-11 p.m. ET on June 16. An exclusive pre-show special, The Tony Awards: Act One, will be streamed beforehand for free.

How can I watch the Tony Awards?

The main Tony Awards ceremony, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on June 16, will be broadcast live on the CBS television network and the Paramount+ streaming platform.

The Tony Awards: Act One pre-show special, in which additional awards will be handed out, will be streamed on Pluto TV. Pluto TV is free for all to access without needing to create an account.

Additionally, those local to New York can watch an in-person simulcast of The Tony Awards in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. on June 16 and is free and open to the public. It will feature performances from Broadway talent, photo ops, and activations. Additional exclusive perks will be available to American Express cardholders.

Where are the Tony Awards taking place?

For the first time in the ceremony's history, the Tony Awards will take place at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. The 2,586-seat venue is known as the home of the New York City Ballet, and it is part of the Lincoln Center performing arts complex that also houses the Metropolitan Opera House, David Geffen Hall, and a branch of the New York Public Library.

The usual home of the Tony Awards in recent years has been Radio City Music Hall. The awards were held there from 1997 to 2010, and again from 2013 to 2015, 2017 to 2019, and in 2022. In 2023, the United Palace in Washington Heights hosted the ceremony for the first time.

What shows are eligible for the Tony Awards in 2024?

This year's Tony Awards recognized shows that opened between April 28, 2023 and April 25, 2024. Thirty-eight shows are eligible for 2024 Tony Awards, including 22 musicals and 16 plays. All the eligible shows are listed below.

Read more about all the shows eligible for Tony Awards in 2024.

New musicals

New plays

Musical revivals

Play revivals

Who is nominated for the 2024 Tony Awards?

Nominations for the 2024 Tony Awards were announced on April 30, and the Alicia Keys musical Hell's Kitchen and David Adjmi's play Stereophonic tied for the most nominations with 13.

Read the full list of 2024 Tony Award nominations.

Who is receiving special 2024 Tony Awards?

Numerous individuals and institutions will receive special Tony Awards this year. The 2024 Special Tony Award recipients are comedian Alex Edelman, whose stand-up show Just For Us played four critically acclaimed runs between Broadway and Off-Broadway; sound designer Abe Jacob; and hair and wig designer Nikiya Mathis.

The 2024 recipients of the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre are projection designer Wendall K. Harrington; longtime arts administrators Colleen Jennings-Roggernsack and Judith O. Rubin; the Dramatists Guild Foundation, a charity that supports theatrical writers; and the Samuel J. Friedman Health Center, a medical care facility for entertainment professionals.

Billy Porter will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for his longtime work as an LGBT+ activist and spokesperson, including with The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and the Entertainment Community Fund.

Three-time Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien and five-time Tony-winning director/playwright/producer George C. Wolfe will each be honored with the Lifetime Achivement Award.

The Wilma Theater, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has received the 2024 Regional Theatre Tony Award for regularly producing excellent works. Most recently, it became known for originating the Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony-nominated play Fat Ham, which later played on and off Broadway.

CJay Philip, founder and creative director of the Dance & Bmore theatre programs in Baltimore, Maryland, received the 2024 Excellence in Theatre Education Award.

Learn more about all the special Tony Awards given out each year below.

  • Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, awarded to at least one individual with a celebrated, decades-long career.
  • Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award, awarded to a theatre artist involved with charitable or humanitarian work.
  • Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre, awarded to institutions, organizations, or people who have made outstanding contributions to the theatre in roles outside those recognized by the competitive Tony Awards categories.
  • Regional Theatre Tony Award, awarded to a theatre company or institution based outside New York City that has developed and premiered numerous shows that went on to have celebrated Broadway runs.
  • Additional special awards for outstanding individuals and organizations whose work in the past theatre season falls outside the competitive categories.

Who won the 2024 Tony Awards?

The 2024 Tony Award winners will be named at the ceremony on June 16. In the meantime, discover the full list of 2023 Tony Award winners.

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