Tony Awards Airs: Sunday
Tony Awards Status: Break
the antoinette perry award for excellence in theatre, more commonly known informally as a tony awards, recognizes achievement in live broadway theatre. the awards are presented by the american theatre wing and the broadway league at an annual ceremony in new york city. the awards are given for broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre. several discretionary non-competitive awards are also given, including a special tony award, the tony honors for excellence in theatre, and the isabelle stevenson award. the awards are named after antoinette perry, co-founder of the american theatre wing.
the rules for the tony awards are set forth in the official document "rules and regulations of the american theatre wing's tony awards", which applies for that Season only. the tony awards are considered the highest u.s. theatre honor, the new york theatre industry's equivalent to the academy awards (oscars) for motion pictures, the grammy awards for music and the emmy awards for television, and the laurence olivier award for theatre in london, england.
from 1997 to 2010, the tony awards ceremony was held at radio city music hall in new york city in June and broadcast live on cbs television, except in 1999, when it was held at the gershwin theatre. from 2011 onwards the ceremony has been held at the beacon theatre.
tony awards - General Information
Series Premiere: April 06, 1947
Classification: award show
Network: cbs (usa)
Airs: Sundays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 180 minutes
*june 07, 2015 -- the 69th annual tony awards
june 08, 2014 -- the 68th annual tony awards
june 09, 2013 -- the 67th annual tony awards
june 10, 2012 -- the 66th annual tony awards
june 12, 2011 -- the 65th annual tony awards
june 13, 2010 -- the 64th annual tony awards
june 07, 2009 -- the 63rd annual tony awards
april 06, 1947 -- the 1st annual tony awards