People across the United States will get their first glimpse of the Tony Award nominees for the 2020 season on Monday. Viewers will get their first glimpse of the nominees for the 2019 awards show.
The performances will be streamed online starting at 7:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, which was intended to coincide with the release of the cast lists and the nominations that occur in mid-January.
Before the streams, the finalists will be unveiled at 8 a.m. EDT, according to the Tonys. There are 82 Tony Awards each year, from best musical to best revival of a play. The Tony Awards have grown to celebrate the best of Broadway from theater-goers and from an industry that responds to its most important customers. It has some entertainment value and also serves an important role in Broadway’s self-promotion, as the Tonys is the only awards show held in the same year as the Tonys.
In addition to the Tony Awards, there is also the Olivier Awards and the Olivier Oliviers, which have also been rebranded as the Olivier Awards. It replaces the Oliviers Awards, launched as the Southbank Theatre Awards in 1992, with the idea that the awards for British theater should address their own audiences instead of just the trade press.
Tonys ceremony on June 7. Photo: Claudio Santamaria /Getty Images for Theatre Communications Group
The Tony Awards were first held in 1945. It won’t have a theme on the night — it’s just going to be a major media event.
The 2019 Tony Awards ceremony took place on June 10. Watch the live stream on Broadway.com
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