List of Tony Awards ceremonies

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This is a list of Tony Awards ceremonies.[1][2][3]

This list is current as of the 73rd Tony Awards ceremony held on June 9, 2019.



U.S. network Years
ABC 1967
NBC 1968–1970
ABC 1971–1977
CBS 1978–2026


Ceremony Date Location Best Musical Best Play Host(s) Network(s) U.S. viewers
1st Tony Awards April 6, 1947 Waldorf Astoria New York N/A N/A Brock Pemberton WOR, Mutual
2nd Tony Awards March 28, 1948 N/A Mister Roberts Bert Lytell, Hiram Sherman, Harry Hirshfield
3rd Tony Awards April 29, 1949 Kiss Me, Kate Death of a Salesman Brock Pemberton, James Sauter
4th Tony Awards April 9, 1950 South Pacific The Cocktail Party no formal host
5th Tony Awards March 25, 1951 Guys and Dolls The Rose Tattoo James Sauter
6th Tony Awards March 30, 1952 The King and I The Fourposter Helen Hayes
7th Tony Awards March 29, 1953 Wonderful Town The Crucible Faye Emerson NBC radio
8th Tony Awards March 28, 1954 Plaza Hotel Kismet The Teahouse of the August Moon James Sauter NBC
9th Tony Awards March 27, 1955 The Pajama Game The Desperate Hours Helen Hayes
10th Tony Awards April 1, 1956 Damn Yankees The Diary of Anne Frank Jack Carter DuMont
11th Tony Awards April 21, 1957 Waldorf Astoria New York My Fair Lady Long Day's Journey into Night Bud Collyer none
12th Tony Awards April 13, 1958 The Music Man Sunrise at Campobello
13th Tony Awards April 12, 1959 Redhead J.B. WCBS-TV
14th Tony Awards April 24, 1960 Hotel Astor The Sound of Music / Fiorello! The Miracle Worker Eddie Albert
15th Tony Awards April 16, 1961 Waldorf Astoria New York Bye Bye Birdie Becket Phil Silvers
16th Tony Awards April 29, 1962 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying A Man for All Seasons Ray Bolger, Robert Preston
17th Tony Awards April 28, 1963 Hotel Americana A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Abe Burrows, Robert Morse WWOR-TV
18th Tony Awards May 24, 1964 New York Hilton Midtown Hello, Dolly! Luther Sidney Blackmer
19th Tony Awards June 13, 1965 Hotel Astor Fiddler on the Roof The Subject Was Roses Tom Bosley, José Ferrer, Van Johnson
20th Tony Awards June 16, 1966 Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Center Man of La Mancha Marat/Sade George Abbott, Ginger Rogers CBS (radio)
21st Tony Awards March 26, 1967 Shubert Theatre Cabaret The Homecoming Mary Martin, Robert Preston ABC
22nd Tony Awards April 21, 1968 Hallelujah, Baby! Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Angela Lansbury, Peter Ustinov NBC
23rd Tony Awards April 20, 1969 Mark Hellinger Theatre 1776 The Great White Hope Diahann Carroll, Alan King
24th Tony Awards April 19, 1970 Applause Borstal Boy Julie Andrews, Shirley MacLaine, Walter Matthau
25th Tony Awards March 28, 1971 Palace Theatre Company Sleuth Lauren Bacall, Angela Lansbury, Anthony Quayle, Anthony Quinn ABC
26th Tony Awards April 23, 1972 The Broadway Theatre Two Gentlemen of Verona Sticks and Bones Henry Fonda, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov
27th Tony Awards March 25, 1973 Imperial Theatre A Little Night Music That Championship Season Rex Harrison, Celeste Holm
28th Tony Awards April 21, 1974 Shubert Theatre Raisin The River Niger Peter Falk, Florence Henderson, Robert Preston, Cicely Tyson 20.0[4]
29th Tony Awards April 20, 1975 Winter Garden Theatre The Wiz Equus Larry Blyden, George S. Irving, Larry Kert,
Carol Lawrence, Michele Lee, Bernadette Peters, Bobby Van
30th Tony Awards April 18, 1976 Shubert Theatre A Chorus Line Travesties Eddie Albert, Richard Burton, Jane Fonda, Diana Rigg, George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere 16.0[4]
31st Tony Awards June 5, 1977 Annie The Shadow Box Jack Albertson, Bea Arthur, Buddy Ebsen, Damon Evans, Jean Stapleton, Leslie Uggams
32nd Tony Awards June 4, 1978 Ain't Misbehavin' Da No formal host CBS
33rd Tony Awards June 3, 1979 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street The Elephant Man Jane Alexander, Henry Fonda, Liv Ullmann
34th Tony Awards June 8, 1980 Mark Hellinger Theatre Evita Children of a Lesser God Mary Tyler Moore, Jason Robards
35th Tony Awards June 7, 1981 42nd Street Amadeus Ellen Burstyn, Richard Chamberlain
36th Tony Awards June 6, 1982 Imperial Theatre Nine The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Tony Randall
37th Tony Awards June 5, 1983 Gershwin Theatre Cats Torch Song Trilogy Richard Burton, Lena Horne, Jack Lemmon
38th Tony Awards June 3, 1984 La Cage aux Folles The Real Thing Julie Andrews, Robert Preston
39th Tony Awards June 2, 1985 Shubert Theatre Big River Biloxi Blues no formal host
40th Tony Awards June 1, 1986 Minskoff Theatre Drood I'm Not Rappaport
41st Tony Awards June 7, 1987 Mark Hellinger Theatre Les Misérables Fences Angela Lansbury
42nd Tony Awards June 5, 1988 Minskoff Theatre The Phantom of the Opera M. Butterfly 12.1[4]
43rd Tony Awards June 4, 1989 Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Jerome Robbins' Broadway The Heidi Chronicles 12.3[4]
44th Tony Awards June 3, 1990 City of Angels The Grapes of Wrath Kathleen Turner 10.1[4]
45th Tony Awards June 2, 1991 Minskoff Theatre The Will Rogers Follies Lost in Yonkers Julie Andrews, Jeremy Irons 12.2[4]
46th Tony Awards May 31, 1992 Gershwin Theatre Crazy for You Dancing at Lughnasa Glenn Close 11.7[4]
47th Tony Awards June 6, 1993 Kiss of the Spider Woman Angels in America: Millennium Approaches Liza Minnelli 11.1[4]
48th Tony Awards June 12, 1994 Passion Angels in America: Perestroika Anthony Hopkins, Amy Irving 10.4[4]
49th Tony Awards June 4, 1995 Minskoff Theatre Sunset Boulevard Love! Valour! Compassion! Nathan Lane, Glenn Close, Gregory Hines 10.2[4]
50th Tony Awards June 2, 1996 Majestic Theatre Rent Master Class Nathan Lane 8.7[4]
51st Tony Awards June 1, 1997 Radio City Music Hall Titanic The Last Night of Ballyhoo Rosie O'Donnell 13.0[4]
52nd Tony Awards June 7, 1998 The Lion King 'Art' 11.7[4]
53rd Tony Awards June 6, 1999 Gershwin Theatre Fosse Side Man no formal host 9.1[4]
54th Tony Awards June 4, 2000 Radio City Music Hall Contact Copenhagen Rosie O'Donnell 8.5[4]
55th Tony Awards June 3, 2001 The Producers Proof Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick 8.9[4]
56th Tony Awards June 2, 2002 Thoroughly Modern Millie The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Bernadette Peters, Gregory Hines 7.9[4]
57th Tony Awards June 8, 2003 Hairspray Take Me Out Hugh Jackman 7.8[4]
58th Tony Awards June 6, 2004 Avenue Q I Am My Own Wife 6.4[4]
59th Tony Awards June 5, 2005 Monty Python's Spamalot Doubt: A Parable 6.5[4]
60th Tony Awards June 11, 2006 Jersey Boys The History Boys no formal host 7.7[4]
61st Tony Awards June 10, 2007 Spring Awakening The Coast of Utopia 5.7[4]
62nd Tony Awards June 15, 2008 In the Heights August: Osage County Whoopi Goldberg 6.2[4]
63rd Tony Awards June 7, 2009 Billy Elliot the Musical God of Carnage Neil Patrick Harris 7.4[4]
64th Tony Awards June 13, 2010 Memphis Red Sean Hayes 7.0[5]
65th Tony Awards June 12, 2011 Beacon Theatre The Book of Mormon War Horse Neil Patrick Harris 6.9[6]
66th Tony Awards June 10, 2012 Once Clybourne Park 6.0[7]
67th Tony Awards June 9, 2013 Radio City Music Hall Kinky Boots Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike 7.2[8]
68th Tony Awards June 8, 2014 A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder All the Way Hugh Jackman 7.0[9]
69th Tony Awards June 7, 2015 Fun Home The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming 6.4[10]
70th Tony Awards June 12, 2016 Beacon Theatre Hamilton The Humans James Corden 8.7[11]
71st Tony Awards June 11, 2017 Radio City Music Hall Dear Evan Hansen Oslo Kevin Spacey 6.0[12]
72nd Tony Awards June 10, 2018 The Band's Visit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban 6.3[13]
73rd Tony Awards June 9, 2019 Hadestown The Ferryman James Corden 5.4[14]
74rd Tony Awards June 7, 2020[15] TBA TBA TBA TBA

Multiple ceremonies hosted[edit]

The following individuals have hosted (or co-hosted) the Tony Awards ceremony on two or more occasions.

Host Number of Ceremonies
Angela Lansbury 5
Neil Patrick Harris 4
Hugh Jackman
Robert Preston
Julie Andrews 3
Bud Collyer
Nathan Lane
Rosie O'Donnell
James Sauter
Eddie Albert 2
Richard Burton
Glenn Close
James Corden
Henry Fonda
Helen Hayes
Gregory Hines
Brock Pemberton
Bernadette Peters
Peter Ustinov

See also[edit]


  1. ^ American Theatre Wing. "2014 Rules for use of Tony Awards trademarks", Apr 8, 2017
  2. ^ Gans, Andrew (December 18, 2007). "League of American Theatres and Producers Announces Name Change" Archived February 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Playbill. Retrieved September 13, 2013. The League of American Theatres and Producers was renamed "The Broadway League".
  3. ^ Staff (undated). "Who's Who". Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y Porter, Rick (June 13, 2010). "Tony Awards Ratings History". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 14, 2010). "RATINGS RAT RACE: NBA Finals Continue To Rule While Tony Awards Slip A Notch". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  6. ^ Ng, David (June 13, 2011). "CBS sees slight drop in overall Tony Awards viewers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  7. ^ Ng, Philiana (June 11, 2012). "TV Ratings: Neil Patrick Harris-Hosted Tony Awards Drops From 2011". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  8. ^ Kissell, Rick (June 10, 2013). "Tonys on CBS Above 7 Million for First Time in Four Years". Variety. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  9. ^ Kennedy, Mark (June 9, 2014). "Tony Awards take a dip in the ratings for CBS". USA Today. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  10. ^ Magilo, Tony (June 8, 2015). "Ratings: Tony Awards Crash to New Low Versus Soaring NBA Finals". TheWrap. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  11. ^ Koblin, John (June 13, 2016). "Tonys Draw Almost 9 Million Viewers to CBS". The New York Times. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  12. ^ Otterson, Joe (June 12, 2017). "TV Ratings: Tony Awards Tumble Without 'Hamilton'". Variety. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  13. ^ Michael O'Connell (June 11, 2018). "TV Ratings: 2018 Tonys Hold, Assisting Strong CBS Sunday". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  14. ^ Patten, Dominic (June 10, 2019). "Tony Awards Ratings Stumble As Stanley Cup Scores For NBC & Boston Bruins". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  15. ^ ""The 74th Annual Tony Awards(R)" to Be Broadcast Live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 7, 2020 on CBS". The Futon Critic. September 19, 2019.

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