The Tony Awards will return to Radio City Music Hall this season.
The ceremony for the 2021-2022 Broadway season will take place on June 12, in an event that will be broadcast live on both the East and West coasts for the first time. The eligibility cut-off date for productions this season is April 28.
Nominations for the Tony Awards will be announced May 3.
The Tony Awards dates, while announced later than usual, mark a return to the typical awards schedule after the pandemic upended the 2020 ceremony. That ceremony, which was delayed from June 2020, took place on Sept. 26, 2021 at the Winter Garden Theatre and featured a two-part broadcast split across Paramount+ and CBS.
This year’s Tony Awards broadcast will feature one hour of “exclusive content” to be streamed on Paramount+ starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The ceremony will also be available to stream on Paramount+.
There are currently 15 more new productions scheduled to open by the April 28 cut-off date, with the Daniel Craig-led “Macbeth” opening that night. The cut-off date means the new play “POTUS,” which recently announced a May 9 opening, will not be eligible for this season’s Tony Awards.
While Broadway theaters were able to reopen this fall after being dark for close to 18 months, the continued threat of COVID-19 has made for an uneven season and led to the closure of many productions in December and early January. “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Girl From the North Country,” two productions eligible for this year’s awards, are currently on “hiatus,” with planned returns this spring.
Thus far, the Tony Awards administration committee has made one eligibility announcement, which covers 12 productions. The committee typically makes four rounds of determinations before nominations are announced.
This is the first year Tony Awards voters will have undergone unconscious bias training before voting.
The Tony Awards will be produced by the Broadway League, the American Theatre Wing and White Cherry Entertainment, led by executive producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss. Weiss, who also directs the Oscars telecast, will serve as director of the award show.