The 2020 Tony Awards are finally being held, even though we’re already well into 2021!
Tonight’s 74th Tony Awards show is technically still the “2020″ show because it’s the event that was supposed to be held back in June 2020. The awards ceremony will honor the best of Broadway’s 2019-20 season.
Nominations were announced back in October 2020 and the voting happened back in March 2021, so the winners were selected over six months ago.
The ceremony is being held TONIGHT (September 26) to celebrate the return of Broadway and the show is being held in two parts. The awards ceremony, hosted by Audra McDonald, will air live exclusively on Paramount+, starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT. If you’re not a Paramount+ subscriber, you can get a seven-day free trial.
The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back! concert special celebrating the return of Broadway, hosted by Leslie Odom, Jr., airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+ as well.
Click inside to find out who will perform and present…
Keep scrolling to see who will appear during the show…
- The cast of Jagged Little Pill
- The cast of Moulin Rouge
- The cast of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
- David Byrne and the cast of American Utopia
- John Legend and the cast of Ain’t Too Proud
- Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel performing from Wicked
- Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell performing music from Ragtime
- A reunion of Hairspray cast members, including Marissa Jaret Winokur, Matthew Morrison, Kerry Butler, Chester Gregory, and Darlene Love.
- The cast of Freestyle Love Supreme featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Monroe Iglehart, Christopher Jackson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Wayne Brady, Anthony Veneziale, Chris Sullivan, Kiala Mullady, Aneesa Folds, Bill Sherman, Arthur Lewis, Tarik Davis, Andrew Bancroft, Ashley P. Flanagan, and Ian Weinberger.
- Jennifer Nettles performing a song from her Broadway album
- Jennifer Holliday celebrating the 40th anniversary of Dreamgirls
CELEBRITY APPEARANCES BY:
Stephanie J. Block
Broadway Inspirational Voices
Robin de Jesús
André De Shields
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jasmine Cephas Jones
Ron Cephas Jones
Ruthie Ann Miles
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Leslie Odom, Jr.
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Anika Noni Rose
Courtney B. Vance
Daniel J. Watts
Andrew Lloyd Webber