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The 69th Annual Tony Awards® “By the Numbers”

The 2015 Tony Awards is broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall Sunday, June 7th, at 8pm ET

NEW YORK CITY (June 5, 2015) – Before Broadway’s biggest night on Sunday, June 7th, 37 productions will have opened on Broadway in the 2014-15 season. Of those productions, 10 were eligible for Best New Musical and 11 were eligible for Best New Play at the 69th Annual Tony Awards. In these new plays and musicals, 213 actors made their Broadway debuts in new shows.

As this year’s telecast, there will be 210 feet of red carpet that the 110 Tony Award Nominees will walk down before entering Radio City Music Hall.

Additional fun facts about this season’s nominated shows and actors are:

  • 4 - The number of octaves in Tony Award co-host and 2015 Tony Nominee Kristin Chenoweth’s vocal range. That’s more than 30 notes!
  • 6 – The record number of female nominees associated with a musical (Fun Home)
  • 10 – The record-breaking number of times Chita Rivera has been nominated for a Tony Award
  • 13 – The number of actors who were Tony-nominated for their Broadway debut rules this season (Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles, Emily Skeggs, Sydney Lucas, Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope, Alex Sharp, Micah Stock, Geneva Carr, Ruth Wilson, Lydia Leonard, Richard McCabe, Matthew Beard)
  • 18 – The number of characters named after Shakespeare characters in Something Rotten!
  • 23 – The number of years since a play was last Tony-nominated for Best Choreography (This year, it was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time)
  • 37 - the number of consecutive years the Tony Awards have been broadcast on CBS
  • 70 – The number of years between On the Town’s original production opening and the Broadway revival’s opening, making it this season’s oldest nominated musical
  • 384 – The number of times etcetera is said on-stage in The King and I each week
  • 808.5 – The number of times Tony Awards co-host Alan Cumming as performed as the Emcee in Cabaret

Broadway’s biggest night, hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will feature appearances by Bradley Cooper, Neil Patrick Harris, Jim Parsons, Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Tisdale, Bryan Cranston, Joe Manganiello, Kiefer Sutherland, Anna Chlumsky, Larry David, Jason Alexander, Misty Copeland, Sting, Corey Stoll, David Hyde Pierce, Debra Messing, Jennifer Nettles, Marg Helgenberger, Rita Wilson, Rose Byrne, Thomas Sadoski, Sutton Foster, Taye Diggs, Taylor Schilling, Bobby Cannavale & Tommy Tune among others.

The 2015 Tony Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, June 7th, 2015 (8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Tony Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

For more information on the Tony Awards, visit TonyAwards.com and Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards. 

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About the Tony Awards

The 2015 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Robert E. Wankel is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is President. At the American Theater Wing, William Ivey Long is Chairman and Heather A. Hitchens is President. 

IBM, the official information technology partner of the Tony Awards, develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards digital experience across platforms, including www.TonyAwards.com. Carnegie Mellon University is the first-ever, exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards. United Airlines is the official airline of the Tony Awards. Paramount Hotel is the official hotel partner of the Tonys.  City National Bank is the official bank of the Tony Awards. Porsche Cars North America, Inc., manufacturer of exclusive sports cars, is celebrating dynamic performance as the official sports car of the Tony Awards.  La Crema, known for elegant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, is the official wine of the Tony Awards. USA TODAY is the official media partner of the Tony Awards. PEOPLE is the official magazine partner of the Tony Awards. Clear Channel Spectacolor is an official media partner of the Tony Awards and co-producer of the Tonys Simulcast in Times Square. The Hollywood Reporter is an official media partner of The Tony Awards. Nordstrom is the official sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet.

 

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