2021 Tony Awards date, hosts and nominations announced

Tony Awards

The 2021 Tony Awards ceremony will be held this autumn, it’s been confirmed.

Presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League, the Tony Awards celebrate the best of Broadway theatre.


Originally due to be held in June 2020, the 74th Tony Awards ceremony was postponed until further notice after the pandemic forced theatres to shutdown.

With theatres in New York set to reopen in the autumn, plans have been put in place for the much-delayed ceremony.

Tony Awards 2021 date

The Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, 26 September 2021 streaming on Paramount+ in the US. Audra McDonald will host the ceremony.

They will be followed by a special concert event, The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back! which will air on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on demand from Paramount+, hosted by Leslie Odom Jr.

Nominations were announced earlier this year with Jagged Little Pill leading the nominations with fifteen while Slave Play picks up 12 nods.

> 2021 Tony Awards: Full list of this year’s nominations

Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens President and CEO of the American Theatre Wing, said in a statement: “After this devastating past year-and-a-half for our industry, our city, and for the entire world—we are excited to finally be able to celebrate the return of Broadway, our Tony Award nominees and winners in this new and exciting format.

“There is nothing that compares to the magic of live theatre—and we are thrilled to be able to share its celebratory return and the incredible talent and artistry of the abbreviated 2019–2020 season with theatre fans everywhere.”

Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music, Live Events, and Alternative Programming at CBS Entertainment added: “We are thrilled to bring the best of Broadway to television viewers who have been through so much without the joys, comfort, and excitement that live theatre provides.

“With the combined power of CBS and Paramount+, the show will honour this year’s Tony Award nominees and winners in a new format unlike any other, and celebrate the iconic music, memorable performances, and unique personalities that make Broadway so special.”

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