Everything we can expect so far at the 2024 Tony Awards

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The Tony Awards

The Tony Awards, or the Antoinette Perry Awards, are some of the most prestigious in the world of theatre. The Tony Awards mark out true excellence in theatrical talent and theatre fans eagerly await who will be crowned in the most prestigious categories:

  • Best Musical and Best Play
  • Best Revival of a Play/Musical
  • Best Leading Actor/Actress
  • Best Featured Actor/Actress
  • Best Book of a Musical 
  • Best Original Score (written for theatre)
  • Best Orchestrations
  • Best Director of a Play/Musical
  • Best Choreography

As the industry bounces back from the challenges of the past few years, 2024’s awards promise to showcase the resilience that has come to define the arts in recent years.

What to Expect?

Broadway theatre has always been about testing boundaries and taking chances on truly ground-breaking productions. There are several shows that could be up for an award in 2024, including musicals such as Here Lies Love, Merrily We Roll Along and Purlie Victorious. There are a few possibilities that could unfold in this year’s ceremony. The cut-off date for the 2023-24 season is April 25th, 2024, and nominations will not be announced until April 30th. So, fans have a little longer to anticipate who might be up on the stage this year.

With 26 categories of awards and additional special awards, it is incredibly difficult to predict what will occur this year with such a vast pool of talent and ground-breaking productions to sift through. There are around 860 eligible voters that can vary from year to year so there is no telling which way these awards will swing. Recent winners include Jodie Comer, Sean Hayes and J. Harrison Ghee for best leading actor roles. This year the committee has determined that Briga Heelan and Justin Guarini will be eligible for Best Performance by an Actress/Actor in a Leading Role, both for their performances in Once Upon a One More Time. But fans will have to wait for further information on the huge list of categories to be announced.  

Further, there is also the question of who will be hosting this year’s event. In the past, there have been a star-studded collection of actors and actresses hosting the Tony’s. Of course, Hugh Jackman was a firm fan favorite from 2003 to 2005. So far, there has been no announcement of who it will be this year, so keep guessing!

An unusual occurrence that crops up around the Tony Awards is its betting scene. Theatre lovers search through online casino site in Ontario looking for the best odds for categories like ‘best musical and best play’, and with it being a big year for entertainment in Canada, there will be plenty to speculate on.

To conclude, the 2024 Tony Awards are set to be an exciting event for the world of theatre. There is much to celebrate this year and fans will be speculating on potential nominations and winners, and of course hosts! So, keep your eyes peeled for more news.