The 76th Tony Awards Air Live Sunday on CBS/Paramount + from Historic United Palace Theatre
By: Ellis Nassour
Thursday, June 9, 2023 – Out of the smoky haze and the writer’s strike the 2023/76th annual Tony Awards will rise triumph on CBS/Paramount + live from the historic (1930), spectacular, and stunning United Palace Theatre on the Upper, upper, upper West Side (4140 Broadway at 175th Street/Washington Heights) from 8 -11 P.M.
Tony- nominated Musicals are: & Juliet, Kimberly Akimbo, New York, New York, Shucked, and Some Like It Hot. Nominated Revivals: Camelot, Into the Woods, Parade, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
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Nominated Plays are: Ain’t No Mo’, Between Riverside and Crazy, Cost of Living, Fat Ham, and Leopoldstadt. Nominated in the Play Revival category are: Doll’s House, The Piano Lesson. The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window,
Emmy Award winner Julianne Hough and star of CBS’ So Help Me Todd Skylar Astin will host the Awards. There’ll be a special apprance by Oscar winner and Tony nominee Ariana DeBose.
Theater veterans and multiple Tony winners John Kander and Joel Grey will receive Tony honors for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
There’ll be performances by the casts A Beautiful Noise and Funny Girl and Joaquina Kalukango, winner of the 2022 Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Pardise Square).
The presenters include Tony winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and Audra McDonald, as well as Jake Gyllenhaal, Cynthia Erivo, and Andrew Rannells.
“This year’s Tony Award nominees are a reflection of a tremendous year of Broadway,” said Charlotte St. Martin, president, the Broadway League, and echoed by Awards co-producer Heather Hitchens, president/CEO of the American Theatre Wing. “The show will feature performances by Broadway’s brightest lights – from breakthrough performers to industry icons – in recognition of the momentous productions wowing audiences worldwide.” At the League, Lauren Reid is chair, with Emilio Sosa the chair at the Wing.
Jack Sussman, executive vice president of specials, music, live events and alternative programming at CBS, said, “CBS has been home to the Tony Awards for more than 40 years. We are proud to once again celebrate the best of theater this season, and continue our support for Broadway, the broader theater community and all the incredible artistic talents both on stage and behind the scenes who bring the shows to life.”
The Tony Awards: Act One, a live pre-show of exclusive content will be available free to viewers on Pluto TV, the leading free, advertiser-supported streaming television service, Sunday from 6:30-8 P.M., ET/3:30-5 P.M., PT. Viewers can also access Act One for free on their smart TV, streaming device, mobile app, or online at Pluto TV and clicking on the Pluto TV Celebrity channel.
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The Tony Awards are produced in collaboration with Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, and White Cherry Entertainment. Emmy winners Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss are executive producers for White Cherry Entertainment. Weiss will direct.
The 76th celebration recognizes the award categories and artistry of Broadway’s 2022-2023 season.
For more information, photo galleries, video, Awards history (including a feature on Tonys namesake Antoinette Perry), a printable ballot, and an array of fun and entertaining content, visit www.TonyAwards.com.
Tony Awards sponsors include: Carnegie Mellon University; City National Bank – the Tonys official bank; Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes; Playbill; the Rainbow Room, partner for the Nominee Luncheon; Sofitel New York – the Tonys official hotel; United Airlines, the Tonys official airline; Zacapa Rum; Baccarat, and Ketel One Vodka.