Latest Tony Awards News

Tony Awards land hosts Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald

Sep. 13, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-delayed Tony Awards have landed two impressive master of ceremonies: Tony- and Grammy-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. will host a splashy TV special, and the awards will be hosted by Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Audra McDonald. ...

Tony Award-winning producer Elizabeth Ireland McCann dies

Sep. 09, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning producer Elizabeth Ireland McCann, who helped mount an astounding array of hits on Broadway and in London, including “The Elephant Man,” “Morning’s at Seven,” “Amadeus,” “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” and “Copenhagen,”...

Christina Applegate reveals she has multiple sclerosis

Aug. 10, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

Emmy Award-winner Christina Applegate has announced that she has multiple sclerosis, describing her diagnosis as a “tough road.” The 49-year-old actor known for her roles in “Married... with Children” and “Dead to Me,” said in a tweet late Monday that she was...

Julie Halston to get special Tony Award for her advocacy

Jul. 28, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Theater actor Julie Halston will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her work fighting the lung-scarring disease pulmonary fibrosis. The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced Wednesday that Halston would get the special Tony “for her...

Jackson of 'Hamilton' to sing national anthem at All-Stars

Jul. 10, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Christopher Jackson, who played George Washington in Lin-Manuel Miranda's “Hamilton" on Broadway, will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Tuesday night's All-Star Game at Coors Field. Jackson was nominated for a 2016 Tony Award for Best...

Special Tony Awards given to 2 shows, 1 advocacy nonprofit

Jun. 22, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Awards may be months away, but three groups can already celebrate: The Broadway Advocacy Coalition, “David Byrne’s American Utopia” and Lin-Manuel Miranda's ”Freestyle Love Supreme" are getting special awards. The American Theatre Wing...