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The 2023 Tony Awards Have Set a Date and a Host!

By: Raven Snook
Date: Apr 12, 2023

UPDATE: While the 76th annual ceremony will reportedly be televised on Sunday, June 11 on CBS, due to the WGA strike, the program will be "altered to conform with specific requests" from the protesting union. It's unclear what the show will entail and whether Ariana DeBose will still host. We'll update this post as we learn more. 

Oscar winner Ariana DeBose returns to preside over the starry ceremony


Tony nominee and West Side Story Oscar winner Ariana DeBose will reprise her role as the host of the Tony Awards after a triumphant performance last year. The 76th annual ceremony will take place at the United Palace in Washington Heights, aka Lin-Manuel Miranda's favorite theatre, on Sunday, June 11. As in recent years, the broadcast will be split in two. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. ET, The Tony Awards: Act One will stream for free on Pluto TV and include the presentation of statuettes in several categories. The main event will air from 8 to 11 p.m. ET on CBS, although if you subscribe to Paramount+ you can watch there as well. 

All Broadway productions that opened during the 2022-2023 season before April 27, 2023 are eligible to compete, including the recently announced transfer of The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, which bows that final day. Funny Girl and Glee star Lea Michele and MJ the Musical Tony winner Myles Frost will announce the Tony nominations on Tuesday, May 2 at 9 a.m. ET on YouTube. Let the campaigning begin!

Raven Snook is the Editor of TDF Stages. Follow her on Facebook at @Raven.Snook. Follow TDF on Facebook at @TDFNYC.