Before the start of the 2022 Tony Awards, this year’s nominees, presenters and guests will walk the red carpet outside Radio City Music Hall, where the 75th annual Celebration of the Best of Broadway is set to take place.
Presenters ready to take the stage on Sunday night include Utkarsh Ambudkar, Skylar Astin, Zach Braff, Danielle Brooks, Danny Burstein, Len Cariou, RuPaul Charles, Jessica Chastain, Lilli Cooper, Bryan Cranston, Wilson Cruz, Colman Domingo, Anthony Edwards, Cynthia Erivo, Raúl Esparza, Laurence Fishburne, Andrew Garfield, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Tony Goldwyn, David Alan Grier, Marcia Gay Harden, Vanessa Hudgens, Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Nathan Lane, Telly Leung, Judith Light, Josh Lucas, Gaten Matarazzo, Ruthie Ann Miles, Patina Miller, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bebe Neuwirth, Kelli O’Hara, Sarah Paulson, Bernadette Peters, Jeremy Pope, Billy Porter, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Chita Rivera, Tony Shalhoub, Phillipa Soo, Sarah Silverman, George Takei, Aaron Tveit, Adrienne Warren, Patrick Wilson and Bowen Yang.
The show returns to both its usual New York home, after last year’s pandemic-delayed celebration of the best of the 2019-20 season took place at the Winter Garden Theater, and places on the schedule, which will take place in June.
Oscar winner Ariana DeBose is set to host the 2022 Tonys, which will be broadcast live from coast to coast as a four-hour presentation split between the Paramount+ streaming service and CBS. The first hour, at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, will be hosted by Darren Criss and Julianne Hough and will feature exclusive content streaming only on Paramount+. The awards show will continue at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT live on CBS and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A strange loop leads this year’s nominees with 11 nominations. The other big nominees are Company (nine names); The Lehman Trilogy and SIX: The Musical (eight nods each); for girls of color who have thought about suicide when the rainbow is enough and North country girl (seven names each); The music man and The skin of our teeth (six names each); and Clyde’s, the executioners and Mr Saturday night (five names each).
The show will feature performances from nominated musicals A Strange Loop, Company, Girl From the North Country, MJ, Mr. Saturday Night, The Music Man, Paradise Square and SIX. Additionally, there will be a reunion performance by members of the original cast of the 2007 Tony Award-winning musical spring awakening. And Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter and the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus are about to perform.
Watch the live stream from the red carpet, from The Independentbelow.