Theatrely’s 2023 Tony Awards Viewing Guide

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Theatrely's 2023 Tony Awards Viewing Guide

Jordanna Brody
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June 10, 2023 1:44 PM

We’re here to make Broadway’s biggest night a breeze for viewers at home. To ensure you don’t miss a win, a performance, or a viral moment, we’ve put together a guide with all the details you need.

The 2023 Tony Awards will take place Sunday, June 11, in NYC. Read on below to learn more.

How and When to Watch

While the ceremony runs as one large event at the United Palace for in-person audiences, the 76th annual Tony Awards are split into two parts for viewers at home.

A pre-show hosted by Skylar Astin and Julianne Hough will see the presentation of the first round of Tony Awards during the exciting pre-show telecast, and a few performances. The Tony Awards: Act One will air on Pluto TV on Sunday, June 11, from 6:30-8:00PM. Viewers can access the show on their smart TV, streaming device, mobile app, or online by going to Pluto TV and clicking on the “Pluto TV Celebrity” channel (no payment, registration, or sign-in required).

At 8PM, The 76th Annual Tony Awards will air on the CBS Television Network, and stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose will host the ceremony for the second year in a row live from the historic United Palace in New York City’s Washington Heights.

Who is Nominated?

Leading the way with nominations is Some Like It Hot with 13, including Best Musical. & Juliet, New York, New York, and Shucked each have nine nominations, including Best Musical for each. The most Tony-nominated play this year is a three-way tie between Ain’t No Mo’, A Doll’s House, and Leopoldstadt, with each nominated for their respective Best Play category (A Doll’s House is a revival). Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has eight nominations (the most for a musical revival this year).

For a complete list of nominees, click here.

Who is Performing?

As is tradition, all five Best Musical nominees (& Juliet, Kimberly Akimbo, New York, New York, Shucked, and Some Like It Hot) will individually perform a number, as will the revivals of Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot, Into the Woods, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. As previously reported by Theatrely, there will also be special performances from last year’s Tony Award winner for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Joaquina Kalukango, will perform, as well as the cast of A Beautiful Noise, and the cast of Funny Girl. There will also be a special performance honoring the 2023 Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre recipients, Joel Grey and John Kander. 

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Jordanna Brody

Originally from South Florida, Jordanna Brody graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Theatre Education and Performance in 2019. Her experience teaching, performing, directing, and working behind the scenes informs her perspective on theatre in every way. She is passionate about uplifting marginalized voices and innovative theatrical experiences.

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