CBS sets Tony Awards for June 10th broadcast


CBS says The 66th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Sunday, June 10th (8-11 pm live ET/taped PT). CBS has broadcast the awards show for Broadway performers and productions since 1978.

The Tonys were founded in 1947 as a memorial to Antoinette (“Tony”) Perry, the American Theatre Wing’s World War II chairperson.  The winners are selected by the governing board of Actors Equity, the Dramatists Guild, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the United Scenic Artists, the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, the Casting Society of America, the New York Drama Critics Circle, the American Theatre Wing and members of the Broadway League. The ceremonies are presented by TONY Award Productions, which is a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers.  Also, Weiss will serve as director for the 13th consecutive year.