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Tony Awards 2022

Tony Awards Analysis: Voters Spread the Love on a Night Likely to Boost Broadway’s Box Offices

The 2022 Tony Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night, recognized the work of Broadway’s first season since the pandemic shutdown. The ceremony offered everything one could hope for: a magnificent host in Ariana DeBose, the 31-year-old triple-threat product of the Great White Way (which the Afro-Latina joked is “becoming more of […]

Tony Awards: ‘Six’ Co-Creator Toby Marlow Becomes First Nonbinary Composer-Lyricist to Win Best Score

Toby Marlow, the Six: The Musical co-creator, was among the night’s historic winners during the 2022 Tony Awards held Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall. Marlow took this win during the Tony Awards’ first-hour special, Act One, marking a significant moment for inclusion and diversity on Broadway by becoming the first openly nonbinary composer-lyricist […]

Tony Awards: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Phylicia Rashad, RuPaul and Billy Porter Among Hollywood Winners

Jesse Tyler Ferguson earned the Tony for best supporting actor in the revival of Richard Greenberg’s play Take Me Out, the first of many Hollywood stars who took home awards at the 2022 Tony Awards on Sunday. Phylicia Rashad won best supporting actress in a play for Skeleton Crew, her second Tony win. “You don’t […]

Tony Awards: Jennifer Hudson Scores EGOT With Win for ‘A Strange Loop’

Jennifer Hudson has achieved EGOT status tonight after A Strange Loop, on which the actress served as a producer, won the Tony award for best musical. Hudson won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her film debut in 2006’s Dreamgirls; she is also the youngest African-American performer to win at the Academy Awards in […]

Tony Awards: ‘A Strange Loop’ Takes Best Musical as ‘The Lehman Trilogy,’ ‘Company’ Dominate With Five Wins Each

A Strange Loop, The Lehman Trilogy, Take Me Out and Company won the top prizes at the 2022 Tony Awards. While the Pulitzer Prize-winning Strange Loop, which went into the night with a leading 11 nominations, took home only two awards, those two prizes were for best musical and best book of a musical. With […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bernadette Peters Honor Stephen Sondheim During 2022 Tony Awards

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bernadette Peters paid tribute to the late, legendary composer Stephen Sondheim at the Tony Awards Sunday. Miranda, a mentee of Sondheim’s, referenced the composer’s frequent outreach and guidance to those in the theater community. This has been illustrated through the many detailed letters Sondheim sent to fans and collaborators, which have posthumously […]

Tony Awards Honors the Swings and Understudies Who Kept Broadway Running

Tony Awards host Ariana DeBose shone a spotlight on the swings and understudies of the Broadway season Sunday, praising their critical role in keeping productions going while the industry grappled with COVID-19.  “I want to give a round of applause to some people who played a vital role in keeping Broadway shows open these past […]

Tony Awards: Ariana DeBose Celebrates Broadway Inclusion and Diversity in Opening Monologue

Oscar winner Ariana DeBose kicked off the 75th Tony Awards with a rousing mashup performance of songs from classic Tony-winning musicals such as Cabaret, Company, The Phantom of the Opera and Hair, while wearing a sequined outfit inspired by Michael Jackson, the subject of the 10-time-nominated musical MJ. “Let’s just say, for many of you […]

Tony Awards: Asian American Performers Action Coalition Talk Diversity in N.Y. Theater a Year After Broadway’s Pandemic Return

As the 2022 Tony Awards honor the first full season of theater since Broadway’s return following the 18-month COVID-19 shutdown, a slew of timely topics will likely make their way into Sunday night’s monologues, acceptance speeches and segments. Among them will be the pandemic, but so will inclusion and diversity. As the New York theater […]

Tony Awards: Watch the Red Carpet Livestream

Before the 2022 Tony Awards begin, this year’s nominees, presenters and guests will be walking the red carpet outside of Radio City Music Hall, where the 75th annual celebration of the best of Broadway is set to take place. Presenters set to take the stage Sunday night include Utkarsh Ambudkar, Skylar Astin, Zach Braff, Danielle […]

THR Tony Nominees Roundtable: Hugh Jackman, Ruth Negga, Jesse Williams, Mary-Louise Parker and Sam Rockwell on Broadway in the Time of COVID

Ahead of the 75th Tony Awards, which will be held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, The Hollywood Reporter gathered five of this Broadway season’s acting nominees for a conversation about the challenges and rewards of working on Broadway, generally, and specifically this season, in the middle of a global pandemic. Two already have […]

Angela Lansbury to Receive Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement

Angela Lansbury has been tapped to receive the 2022 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. The five-time Tony winner will receive the award at the June 12 ceremony, presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Lansbury, whose career spans more than 75 years, made her Broadway debut in 1957 […]