Tonight is the 2016 Tony Awards, which is an annual event made to celebrate the many achievements in theatre for the past year. Ten performances are scheduled to be put on during the event at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, which airs on the CBS Network. We have all the details on what time the show airs, what to expect, who is presenting and more below, so read on.
DATE: June 12, 2016
SHOW TIME: 8 – 11 p.m. ET
HOST: James Corden
PRESENTERS: Barbra Streisand, Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, Uzo Aduba, Cate Blanchett, Claire Danes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Carole King, Diane Lane, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Marlee Matlin, Audra McDonald, Patina Miller, Andrew Rannells, Saoirse Ronan, Blair Underwood, Oprah Winfrey, Christian Borle, Common, Josh Groban, Nikki M. James, Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera, Keri Russell, Meg Ryan, Aaron Tveit, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
RED CARPET DETAILS: The #TonysRedCarpet livestream is presented by Nordstrom. The red carpet begins at 5:30 p.m. ET and is set to stream via Tonys All Access. Click here to check it out. According to the official Tony Awards site, there will also be a Tony Awards Behind-the-Scenes Show, which airs simultaneously with the awards show.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment
SOCIAL MEDIA & ONLINE SITES:
On the Web: http://www.cbs.com/shows/tony_awards/
LEADING NOMINATIONS: “Hamilton” with 16 nominations, “Shuffle Along” with 10 nominations, and “She Loves Me” with 8 nominations.