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The lights are back up on Broadway once more, with the 75th annual Tony Awards airing tonight, after being pushed to a September date last year.
Like last year’s ceremony, the 2022 Tony Awards will be a three-hour event split between Paramount+ and CBS.
Darren Criss and Julianne Hough kick off the evening as hosts of The Tony Awards: Act One, an hour of exclusive performances and special award presentations streaming live on Paramount+ at 7pm ET 4pm PT.
Oscar winner and Tony nominee Ariana DeBose is set to host this year’s main ceremony, which airs at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on CBS. The 2022 Tony Awards will be televised live on the West Coast for the first time.
Want to watch the Tony Awards? Here’s how to find the Tonys on TV and how to stream the Tonys online for free if you don’t have cable.
When Are the Tony Awards 2022?
Theater fans can watch the 2022 Tony Awards tonight, Sunday, June 12 beginning at 7pm ET / 4pm PST on Paramount+. The two-hour ceremony starts at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on CBS.
How to Watch the Tony Awards on TV
If you have basic cable, you can watch the Tony Awards live on TV on CBS. Don’t have cable? Pick up a cheap digital antenna (like this one from Amazon), which will get you all the major networks, like ABC, FOX, NBC and CBS, where you can watch the Tonys on TV.
As mentioned earlier, the first part of Tonys will be streaming exclusively on Paramount+. To watch The Tony Awards: Act One on TV, you’ll need to sign up for Paramount+ here and then log into the Paramount+ app on your smart TV.
How to Watch the Tony Awards Online
If you’ve cut the cord, or prefer to stream the 2022 Tony Awards online, you can watch the Broadway awards via Paramount+, one of our favorite live TV streaming services.
Paramount+ not only has the exclusive Tony Awards: Act One event, but it also lets you watch the Tony Awards on CBS live on your phone, laptop, tablet or connected TV.
In addition to watching the Tonys on Paramount+, you can access their streaming library full of classic TV shows and movies from ViacomCBS, Paramount, Nickelodeon, BET, MTV, Comedy Central and more.
How to Watch the Tony Awards Online Free
If you want to watch the Tony Awards online free, Paramount+ is offering a 7-day free trial right now, which you can use to live stream the Tonys for free.
Paramount+ is the only place to stream the 2022 Tony Awards online in full. Sign up for their free trial to watch the Tony Awards live stream online for free.
2022 Tony Awards: Nominees, Presenters
The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Strange Loop leads all Tony nominees with 11 nods this year, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The Michael Jackson-inspired MJ The Musical follows with 10 Tony nominations, alongside Paradise Square, which also has 10 nods. The Lehman Trilogy leads the pack for plays with a Best Play nod as well as Tony nominations for three of its actors.
The 2022 Tony Awards presenters list, meantime, continues to grow leading up to Sunday’s show. Current presenters include RuPaul, Bryan Cranston, Cynthia Erivo, Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Hudson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bowan Yang, and Michael Jackson’s kids, Prince and Paris Jackson.
Watch the 2022 Tony Awards live tonight on Paramount+.