About the Tony Awards


You can preview and purchase video of the recent Tony Awards telecasts from 2012 to the present on iTunes and Amazon, including individual musical numbers. Get direct links by year here. To watch highlights of Tony Awards telecasts from previous decades, check out the multi-volume "Broadway's Lost Treasures" compilation, available on DVD, which contains classic moments from Tony broadcasts. "Broadway's Lost Treasures" is available on Amazon.com.

The 2018 Tony Nominations Announcement, presented by IBM, will take place on May 1. Katharine McPhee and Leslie Odom, Jr. will reveal the list of names at 8:30am ET, live here at TonyAwards.com, and on our Facebook page

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards will take place on June 10, 2018, at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban. You can watch the Tony Awards ceremony including all the musical performances on CBS live at 8/7c (delayed PT). Or stream the Tony Awards live across platforms with the CBS All Access subscription service. (Live stream is available in select markets. Visit CBS.com/allaccess for details.)

The West Coast telecast begins at 8:00p.m. PT on CBS. 

It's easy! Just visit the Broadway Tickets page on this site for direct, real-time ticketing from the shows' official box office service. You can also visit the Broadway League's Broadway.org site for official info about Broadway tickets.

On May 15, a limited number of tickets for the 2018 ceremony will go on sale to members of the general public.

Closed captioning for audience members at Radio City Music Hall will be available thanks to the GalaPro smartphone app, the official accessibility partner of the Tony Awards. You can download the app for free from the app store/Google play store by searching for “GalaPro.” Please download the app before coming to the venue. At the Tony Awards, open the GalaPro app and follow the prompts to receive closed captioning. And enjoy the show!



Legitimate theatrical productions may be eligible for Tony Awards if they officially open on or before the cut-off date established by the Tony Awards Administration Committee (in 2018, that date is April 26) in an eligible Broadway theatre and comply with all the rules and regulations that govern the Tony Awards for the season. A show is only eligible in the season when it first opens, no matter how long it subsequently runs on Broadway.

No. Only Broadway productions that open in designated Broadway theatres in Manhattan are eligible for Tonys.

Tony voters include voting members of The Broadway League and the board of directors and designated members of the advisory committee of the American Theatre Wing, along with members of the governing boards of Actors' Equity Association; the Dramatists Guild; SDC, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society; United Scenic Artists; and the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers. Other eligible voters include members of the Theatrical Council of the Casting Society of America and members of the New York Drama Critics Circle and the Tony Awards Nominating Committee. More info...

The Nominating Committee is made up of a rotating group of approximately 50 theatre professionals who serve for overlapping three-year terms. Committee members are asked to see every new Broadway show. The committee votes on the nominations, which are announced in the spring, about six weeks before the awards.

Each spring the Tony Awards Administration Committee selects the institution that will receive the Regional Theatre Tony Award based on a recommendation by the American Theatre Critics Association. The Regional Theatre Tony Award is accompanied by a grant of $25,000.

The rules for the Tony Awards are available for download on the Rules and Regulations page of this site.



The Tony Awards are named for Antoinette Perry (1888-1946), an actress, stage director and philanthropist who was a founder of the American Theatre Wing. She staged the original production of Mary Chase's comedy Harvey. The American Theatre Wing's website contains more information about Antoinette Perry and the history of the Tonys.

The Tony Awards are presented by Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of two organizations: the The Broadway League, the national trade association for the commercial theatre industry; and the American Theatre Wing, a not-for-profit service organization for both the theatre community and the community at large.

TonyAwards.com cannot forward electronic messages, nor can we contact nominees on your behalf. You may send fan letters via regular mail to nominees care of the theatre at which their show is playing.

The Tony Award stands eight inches tall and weighs one pound, 10 ounces. It is a circular medallion mounted on an armature, which is in turn affixed to a base.

The Tony Awards medallion dates to 1949, the third year of the awards. Designed by Herman Rosse, it is a silver disk depicting the masks of comedy and tragedy on one side and the winner's name, the award category, the production, and the year on the reverse.