The 2017 Tony Awards are almost here — scroll down to see everything you need to know about this year’s show!
When are the 2017 Tonys on?
This year’s Tony Awards will take place on Sunday, June 11. The show will air live on CBS starting at 8 p.m. EST. You can also stream the Tonys on CBS.com, but it will require a cable log in. Red carpet coverage will be streamed live on the Tony Awards website before the show!
What is a Tony Award?
The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre — more commonly known as a Tony Award! — recognizes excellence in live Broadway theater. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League at an annual ceremony in NYC.
The 2017 Tony Awards host Kevin Spacey. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Who is hosting the show?
The 2017 Tonys will be hosted by… Kevin Spacey!
“I was their second choice for Unusual Suspects, fourth choice for American Beauty, and 15th choice to host this year’s Tony Awards,” the actor said in a statement. “I think my career is definitely going in the right direction. Maybe I can be shortlisted to host the Oscars if everyone else turns it down.”
The Oscar winner has been nominated for two Tonys throughout his career. He won the Best Featured Actor in a Play award back in 1991 for his performance in Lost in Yonkers.
Who are the 2017 Tony nominees?
A few of this year’s nominees are Kevin Kline, Cate Blanchett, Sally Field, Laura Linney, Laurie Metcalf, Josh Groban, David Hyde Pierce, Patti LuPone, Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Nathan Lane, and Cynthia Nixon! A complete list of nominees can be found here.
Who is presenting the awards?
Some of the 2017 celebrity presenters include Tina Fey, Glenn Close, Sutton Foster, Whoopi Goldberg, Mark Hamill, Allison Janney, Taraji P. Henson, John Legend, John Lithgow, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Mulaney, David Oyelowo, Sarah Paulson, Olivia Wilde, Sally Field, Josh Groban, Bette Midler, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Anna Kendrick, Josh Gad, and Scarlett Johansson, just to name a few!