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Tony Awards 2023: Everything you need to know about the most important night in Broadway

‘Some Like it Hot’, the musical adaptation of the 1959 film starring Marilyn Monroe, is the most nominated show at the Tonys in their 76th edition

Annual Tony Awards
A general view onstage during the Annual Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.Andrew H. Walker (Getty Images)

The Tony Awards are considered the most important celebration in the world of live theater. They honor outstanding achievements in Broadway productions, showcasing the best performances, direction, design, and writing in both plays and musicals. The 76th edition of the awards will take place on June 11 at the United Palace in New York City. It will recognize productions from the 2022-23 season, including the new adaptation of Some Like it Hot, as well as Ain’t No Mo’ and Leopoldstadt, both tied for the most nominated play.

The most nominated show is Some Like it Hot, based on the 1959 Marilyn Monroe film. Booked by Matthew López (The Inheritance) with music by Marc Shaiman (both nominated), it follows the story of jazz age musicians struggling during the Prohibition era. J. Harrison Ghee, who plays Jerry/Daphne, received a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, making them one of the first non-binary performers to be nominated for the Tony Awards. The show is also nominated for Best Musical. In total, it has 12 nominations. It could potentially win all of them after achieving the feat at the Drama Desk Awards 2023, winning all eight awards for which it was nominated.

In the play categories, Jordan E. Cooper, the youngest Black American playwright on Broadway, has a double nomination for Ain’t No Mo’, his story set in an alternate present where the U.S. puts forward a program to buy every Black person in America, who whishes, a one-way ticket to Africa. In total, the play has six nominations, tied with Leopoldstadt, penned by British playwright Sir Tom Stoppard. Leopoldstadt focuses on a Jewish family in Vienna who fled the East, covering several years from 1899 to 1955.

When are the 2023 Tony Awards?

The 2023 Tony Awards will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2023.

Where to watch the 2023 Tony Awards?

The 76th annual Tony Awards will stream live on Pluto TV, Paramount+ and CBS. The event will begin at 6:30 pm ET/ 3:30 pm PT with the first round of awards presented to audiences on Pluto TV. After that presentation, the Tony Awards will air from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm ET/ 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm PT, on the CBS Television Network and will also be available for live streaming and on demand viewing on Paramount+.

The Pluto TV presentation will stream for free (users only need to register). If you are not subscribed to Paramount+, the service offers 7-day trials, so you can use them to stream the Tonys.

2023 Tony Awards nominations

Here’s the complete list of nominations for the 76th Tony Awards

Best Play

  • Ain’t No Mo’
  • Between Riverside and Crazy
  • Cost of Living
  • Fat Ham
  • Leopoldstadt
  • Best Musical
  • & Juliet
  • Kimberly Akimbo
  • New York, New York
  • Shucked
  • Some Like It Hot

Best Revival of a Play

  • A Doll’s House
  • The Piano Lesson
  • The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window
  • Topdog/Underdog
  • Best Revival of a Musical
  • Camelot
  • Into the Woods
  • Parade
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II – Topdog/Underdog as Booth
  • Corey Hawkins – Topdog/Underdog as Lincoln
  • Sean Hayes – Good Night, Oscar as Oscar Levant
  • Stephen McKinley Henderson – Between Riverside and Crazy as Pops
  • Wendell Pierce – Death of a Salesman as Willy Loman

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

  • Jessica Chastain – A Doll’s House as Nora Helmer
  • Jodie Comer – Prima Facie as Tessa Ensler
  • Jessica Hecht – Summer, 1976 as Alice
  • Audra McDonald – Ohio State Murders as Suzanne Alexander

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

  • Christian Borle – Some Like It Hot as Joe/Josephine
  • J. Harrison Ghee – Some Like It Hot as Jerry/Daphne
  • Josh Groban – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as Sweeney Todd
  • Brian d’Arcy James – Into the Woods as The Baker
  • Ben Platt – Parade as Leo Frank
  • Colton Ryan – New York, New York as Jimmy Doyle

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

  • Annaleigh Ashford – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as Mrs. Lovett
  • Sara Bareilles – Into the Woods as The Baker’s Wife
  • Victoria Clark – Kimberly Akimbo as Kimberly Levaco
  • Lorna Courtney – & Juliet as Juliet Capulet
  • Micaela Diamond – Parade as Lucille Frank

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

  • Jordan E. Cooper – Ain’t No Mo’ as Peaches
  • Samuel L. Jackson – The Piano Lesson as Doaker Charles
  • Arian Moayed – A Doll’s House as Torvald Helmer
  • Brandon Uranowitz – Leopoldstadt as Ludwig Jakobovicz/Nathan Fischbein
  • David Zayas – Cost of Living as Eddie

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

  • Nikki Crawford – Fat Ham as Tedra
  • Crystal Lucas-Perry – Ain’t No Mo’ as Passenger #5
  • Miriam Silverman – The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window as Mavis Parodus Bryson
  • Katy Sullivan – Cost of Living as Ani
  • Kara Young – Cost of Living as Jess

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

  • Kevin Cahoon – Shucked as Peanut
  • Justin Cooley – Kimberly Akimbo as Seth Weetis
  • Kevin Del Aguila – Some Like It Hot as Osgood Fielding III
  • Jordan Donica – Camelot as Lancelot
  • Alex Newell – Shucked as Lulu

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

  • Julia Lester – Into the Woods as Little Red Riding Hood
  • Ruthie Ann Miles – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as The Beggar Woman
  • Bonnie Milligan – Kimberly Akimbo as Aunt Debra
  • NaTasha Yvette Williams – Some Like It Hot as Sweet Sue
  • Betsy Wolfe – & Juliet as Anne Hathaway/April

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