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. The 75th Annual Tony Award Nominations start with the nominations, which will be announced, Monday, May 9, 2022, 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 9:00 AM ET / 6:00 AM 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 has been extended for the 2021-2022 season to Wednesday, May 4, 2022, for all Broadway productions which meet all other eligibility requirements. The ceremony will take place live from Radio City Music Hall, on Sunday, June 12, in a four-hour television and a live-streamed live broadcast for the first time. The celebration will begin at 7:00 – 8:00 PM, ET/4:00 – 5:00 PM, PT with exclusive content streaming only on Paramount+, followed by the presentation of the American Theatre Wing’s 75th Annual Tony Awards from 8:00-11:00 PM, LIVE ET/5:00 – 8:00 PM, LIVE PT on the CBS Television Network, and streaming live and on-demand on Paramount+. Tickets will be available at www.TonyAwards.com/tickets starting on Monday, May 9 at 9:00 AM ET / 6:00 AM PT.
Adrienne Warren’s talent as a singer, actress, and dancer has established her as a dynamic triple-threat in the industry. She is best known for her Tony Award-winning performance as Tina Turner in Broadway’s Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. She also received the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her iconic performance. Warren originated the role in numerous workshops of the show, working together with Tina Turner 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 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. On television, most recently, 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. The series was created/written by Marissa Jo Cerar and produced by Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Aaron Kaplan and is about Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till.
Lastly, Warren will star in TriStar Pictures’ The Woman King opposite Viola Davis, set to release in September. She is also a co-founder of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC), which empowers the community to participate in the fight for social change: https://www.bwayadvocacycoalition.org/ actively. BAC received a special Tony Award in 2021.
Joshua Henry is starring opposite Jason Mamoa in See Season 1 and 2 for Apple TV. Most recently, Joshua appeared on Broadway as ‘Dr. Pomatter’ in Waitress. Before Waitress, Henry astounded audiences in The Wrong Man at MCC Theatre. He starred on Broadway as the iconic Billy Bigelow in the revival of Carousel, for which he received Tony and Grammy nominations. He also starred on Broadway as ‘Noble Sissle’ in George C. Wolfe’s Tony-nominated musical Shuffle Along. Henry was Tony-nominated for his star turn as ‘Flick’ in the musical Violet and received multiple nominations for his outstanding performances. Other Broadway credits include leading roles in Porgy & Bess and Green Day’s American Idiot. Film: “Tick, Tick…Boom,” (Netflix/ Imagine Entertainment).
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