Razzle dazzle has returned to Broadway for the Tony Awards 2022.
After the coronavirus pandemic pushed the 2021 ceremony to the Winter Garden Theatre last fall, the red carpet and glittery statuettes are back on Sunday, June 12, at Recent York’s Radio City Music Hall.
Oscar-winner Ariana DeBose (“West Side Story”) is hosting the seventy fifth principal ceremony, kicking off at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Darren Criss (“American Buffalo”) and Julianne Hough (“POTUS”), meanwhile, are hosting an hour-long pre-show — titled “The Tony Awards: Act One” — that features an hour of performances and early honors streaming on Paramount+.
“A Strange Loop” leads the nominations with 11 total, while the Michael Jackson musical “MJ” and the play “Paradise Square” each have 10 nods. “Company” and “The Lehman Trilogy” follow with nine and eight nods, respectively, while “for coloured girls who’ve considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf” garnered five.
Among the many top Great White Way nominees are “The Music Man” co-stars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, Billy Crystal (“Mr. Saturday Night”), Sam Rockwell (“American Buffalo”), Phylicia Rashad (“Skeleton Crew”) and Matt Doyle (“Company”). A lot of other A-listers, alas, were snubbed.
As well as, five-time Tony-winner Angela Lansbury, 96, is ready to receive a sixth, special award for lifetime achievement. She was previously honored for her performances in musicals and plays including “Blithe Spirit” (2009), “Sweeney Todd” (1979), “Gypsy” (1975), “Dear World” (1969) and “Mame” (1966).
Angela Lansbury will receive a lifetime achievement honor on the 2022 Tony Awards.Getty Images
Follow the live blog below for the entire list of winners, which will probably be updated throughout the night.