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BACK for another edition to celebrate the best that Broadway has to offer is the annual Tony Awards.

The 2022 Tony Awards ceremony is slated for a worldwide broadcast and theater fans are curious to know when to catch the show.

The 2022 Tonys will honor the best of the best Broadway and stage productions

When are the Tony Awards 2022?

The 2022 Tony Awards is scheduled to air on Sunday, June 12, at 8pm EST/5pm PST on CBS.

The ceremony itself will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The Tonys will also be available for live streaming on Paramount+ for subscribers.

After they were pushed back from their original eligibility end date of April 28, the eligibility requirements for nominees ran until May 4.

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Broadway and American Theatre executives, Charlotte St. Martin and Heather Hitchens, said at the time: “Due to the challenges that Broadway has faced in recent weeks, and in an effort to allow nominators to see Tony eligible shows, we have decided to extend the deadline for eligibility requirements."

The extension provided the voters with more time to view eligible shows before casting their votes.

Who is hosting?

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the Tonys revealed that Broadway star and Oscar winner, Ariana DeBose, is slated to host this year's ceremony.

Ariana said in a statement: "I’m coming home! I’m so honored to celebrate 75 years of excellence in theatre.

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"More importantly, every member of this community who poured themselves into making sure the lights of Broadway have the opportunity to shine brightly once again."

The West Side Story star concluded: "This is a dream come true, and I’m excited to see you all on June 12th."

What are the Tony Awards?

The Tony Awards got their start in 1947 as a way to celebrate excellence in the theatre.

The awards are presented annually by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League and are hosted in New York.

As of 2019, there are currently 26 categories of competitive Tony Awards, according to the Tony Awards' official website.

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The 2022 nominees were declared at 9am EST/6am PST on Monday, May 9.

The roster of stage productions that are nominated and will be honored at this year's show include:

Best Play

  • Clyde's by Lynn Nottage
  • Hangmen by Martin McDonagh
  • The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini and Ben Power
  • The Minutes, by Tracy Letts
  • Skeleton Crew, by Dominique Morisseau

Best Musical

  • Girl From The North Country
  • MJ
  • Mr. Saturday Night
  • Paradise Square
  • SIX: The Musical
  • A Strange Loop

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

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  • Phylicia Rashad, Skeleton Crew
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  • Kara Young, Clyde's

For a complete look at the rest of the nominees before the awards show, fans can take a look at the Tonys official website.

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