Tony Awards 2018: How to Watch, Who’s Presenting and More!

Andrew Cummings
June 11, 2018

The American Theatre Wing's 72nd Annual Tony Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

The anti-Trump sentiment swept backstage as playwright Tony Kushner and others from Angels in America spoke to reporters about its three big wins: best play revival and acting trophies for Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane. Garfield ended his speech with an reference to the recent Supreme Court ruling, which found that a Colorado bakery was legally permitted to deny service to customers attempting to order a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding. And we have a word for that: "bullsh*t", he said last week while praising the winners of the first Jimmy and Rosemary Breslin American Writer Award in NY. "So let's just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked".

De Niro is a well-known opponent of Trump and has launched verbal attacks against him on multiple occasions.

This was Salonga's fourth time on the Tony stage.

What's so wonderful about the Tony Awards, by contrast, is how seamlessly it blends a celebration of the august and rarified art of theater with the exuberant, zero-chill joy of being a theater geek. Later, Springsteen performed "My Hometown" on the piano from his sold-out one-man show, "Springsteen on Broadway".

Who's Hosting?: Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles have been named this year's emcees.

Broadway is in danger of becoming a theme park, but Tony voters staged a revolution Sunday night, saying, in effect: No more shows based on famous movies or cartoons. So this is for the people who lose.

Bravo to Ari'el Stachel, who just won his first Tony Award! Garfield's early victory allowed the TV broadcast to begin with a familiar face from the movie "Spider-Man", ideal for younger viewers who then got to see both Fey and a scene from her nominated musical, "Mean Girls". She accepted in tears, recounting that when she moved to NY, she was told to change her last name to Matthews or she wouldn't work. Check out show clips from The Band's Visit below. The Tonys didn't specifically address that, but did touch on gun violence, depression, politics and inclusion. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

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