The 67th annual Tony Awards ceremony is almost here! We’ve pulled together some frequently asked questions about this celebration of Broadway’s best productions and performances so that you can find all of your answers in one place.
When are the 2013 Tony Awards happening?
Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 8PM.
Where will the Tony Awards ceremony be held?
Radio City Music Hall in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
Who is hosting the 2013 Tony Awards?
Neil Patrick Harris. The How I Met Your Mother star is hosting the ceremony for the fourth time, having charmed audiences in 2009, 2011 and 2012,. Harris appeared on Broadway in Proof in 2002, Cabaret in 2003 and Assassins in 2004 and played Bobby in the New York Philharmonic’s 2011 concert version of Company. He has won two Emmy Awards as Tony host, plus a third Emmy for his guest stint on Glee.
How can I watch the Tony Awards ceremony?
Tune into CBS from 8-11PM EST to see the presentation of the major awards and performances described below. If you are in New York City on June 9, you can watch a live simulcast on two Spectacolor HD screens in Times Square hosted by Chicago’s Christine Pedi. (Seating begins at 4:30PM in Duffy Square, rain or shine.)
Who is nominated for the 2013 Tony Awards?
Click here for a complete list of the 2013 Tony Award nominees. Want even more info on all the nominees? Click here!
Will any special awards be presented?
Yes. Playwright Larry Kramer will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award for co-founding the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and special Tony Awards will be presented to Lincoln Center Theater executive producer Bernard Gersten, scenic designer Ming Cho Lee, Jujamcyn Theaters executive Paul Libin and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The annual Regional Theatre Tony Award will be presented to Huntington Theatre Company in Boston.
Who are the presenters at the 2013 Tony Awards?
A starry list of presenters and participants will include Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jesse Eisenberg, Jon Cryer, Martha Plimpton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sigourney Weaver, Anna Kendrick, Zachary Quinto, Sally Field, Audra McDonald, Cyndi Lauper, Alan Cumming, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Megan Hilty, Andrew Rannells, Jane Krakowski, Matthew Morrison, Laura Benanti, Steven Van Zandt, Hal Prince, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Barrett Foa and Mike Tyson.
What Broadway shows will be performing during the Tony Awards ceremony?
The Tony producers promise more entertainment than ever, including appearances by the casts of the nominated musicals A Christmas Story, Annie, Bring It On, Cinderella, Kinky Boots, Matilda, Motown The Musical and Pippin. In addition, the following currently running musicals will be represented: Chicago, Jersey Boys, Newsies, Once, Mamma Mia!, Rock of Ages, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera.
Where can I find photos, videos and features about the big event?
On Broadway.com, of course! Check in during and after the ceremony for a complete list of winners, extensive photos, red carpet video, best dressed lists and other highlights of Broadway’s biggest night.
Will Broadway.com be tweeting during the 2013 Tony Awards?
Yes! Follow us on Twitter @broadwaycom throughout the evening. Also be sure to like us on Facebook and check out our coverage on Instagram, Tumblr and Vine.