The one-week delay will allow nominators to see Tony eligible shows following a number of COVID-related performance cancellations and cast outages.
The Tony Awards has postponed the announcement of this year’s nominees and the eligibility cut-off following a string of COVID-related performance cancellations and cast outages. The move will allow nominators time to see all Tony eligible productions and performances. The ceremony remains set for June 12 at Radio City Music Hall, with a combination streaming and broadcast event on Paramount + and CBS.
Previously scheduled for May 3, nominations will now be announced May 9 at 9 AM ET on the official Tony Awards YouTube channel. The new eligibility cut-off is May 4, previously April 28.
“Due to the challenges that Broadway has faced in recent weeks, and in an effort to allow nominators to see Tony eligible shows, we have decided to extend the deadline for eligibility requirements,” shares Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin and American Theater Wing President and CEO Heather Hitchens in a statement. “Therefore, the Tony Nominations will now take place on Monday, May 9th.”
Following last year’s two-part broadcast shared by CBS and streamer Paramount +, the 2022 Tony Awards will include an hour of exclusive programming streaming on Paramount + June 12 from 7 PM ET, followed by the three-hour main awards ceremony airing live on CBS and streaming simultaneously on Paramount + (for premium-level subscribers only) from 8 PM ET, making this year’s ceremony the first in Tony Awards history to be available live nationwide. The broadcast will also be available to stream on demand on Paramount + for all third party membership following the live stream.
Additional information, including specific performers and presenters, will be announced in the coming weeks.