It’s almost that time of year, when the uber-creative people that make Broadway come alive, gather to celebrate new plays, musicals, and revivals in the form of the coveted 75th Annual Tony Award nominations.
It all starts with the nominations, which will be announced on Monday, May 9, by Tony award-winner Adrienne Warren (“TINA: The Tina Turner Musical”) and three-time Tony award- nominee Joshua Henry (“Carousel”).
The nominations will also be available on the Tony Awards’ official YouTube page, at 6:00 a.m. PT.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to kick off our 75th Anniversary with Adrienne and Joshua – two of the most talented powerhouse performers on Broadway,” said Heather Hitchens, president and CEO of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League.
“After the challenges that our community has faced over the past two years, celebrating the artistry of our nominees has never felt more poignant than it does now.”
The Tony Awards eligibility cut-off date was extended to Wednesday, May 4, for all Broadway productions meeting the eligibility requirements. The 75th celebration will recognize all of the award categories and honor the artistry of the 2021-2022 season.
The event will take place at Radio City Music Hall, on Sunday, June 12, in a four-hour television and streaming event, and will be broadcast live coast to coast for the first time. The celebration starts at 4 p.m. PT with exclusive content streaming only on Paramount+, followed by the presentation of the awards show at 5 p.m. on the CBS.
Adrienne Warren’s talent as a singer, actress, and dancer has established her as a dynamic triple-threat in the industry and a star on the rise. Warren is perhaps most well known for her Tony Award-winning performance as Tina Turner in Broadway’s “TINA: The Tina Turner Musical.”
In addition to the Tony Award, she also received the Drama Desk, Antonyo, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her iconic performance. Warren originated the role in numerous workshops of the show, working together with Tina Turner herself to embody the titular role.
Warren’s Broadway debut followed the 2018 West End production, for which she earned 2019 Olivier, Evening Standard, and Joe Allen Award nominations. Warren previously earned a Tony nomination for her performance in the Broadway production of “Shuffle Along.”
She made her Broadway debut in 2012 in “Bring It On: The Musical.” She previously appeared on stage in “The Wiz” and “Dreamgirls.”
On television, Warren garnered critical praise for her starring performance as Mamie Till-Mobley in the six-episode limited series for ABC entitled “Women of the Movement.” Warren can next be seen in TriStar Pictures’ “The Woman King” opposite Viola Davis, which will release in September.
Joshua Henry can currently be seen starring opposite Jason Mamoa in “See” on Apple TV. Most recently, Joshua appeared on Broadway as Dr. Pomatter in “Waitress” and astounded audiences in “The Wrong Man.” He has also starred on Broadway as Noble Sissle in George C. Wolfe’s Tony-nominated musical, “Shuffle Along.”
He was previously nominated for a Tony Award for his leading role in Susan Stroman’s “The Scottsboro Boys.” Joshua recently released his debut EP called, “Guarantee,” which is available on all music platforms.