What Are Tony Awards? A Look Into Broadway's Best

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The Tony Awards, a history.

What Are Tony Awards?

The 2018 Tony Awards are fast approaching on June 10th. But, it has a large portion of the general public wondering, what are Tony Awards? Today, we bring you everything you need to know about the popular televised awards show, including details on the history of the show and the award itself. Here's everything you need to know about the history of the Tony Awards.

What Are The Tony Awards?

The Tony Awards is an annual awards show, much like the Oscars or the Emmys. However, rather than celebrating honorees in television or film, the Tony's exist to recognize Broadway productions.

According to the Tony Awards website, the The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards "got their start in 1947 when the Wing established an awards program to celebrate excellence in the theatre."

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Why Are Awards Called 'Tony'?

The Tony Award itself is also known as the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre after Antoinette "Tony" Perry. It's clear where both the name and nickname of the award stems from. Perry is the co-founder of the American Theatre Wing.

What Channel Are The Tony's On?

The annual event airs on the CBS Television Network. This year, the show will be broadcast on Sunday, June 10, 2018 on CBS.

Where Are The Tony Awards Filmed?

The Tony's had their first show in 1947 at the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. However, since the dawn of television and the event got bigger, the location has changed. This year, CBS will broadcast the Tony Awards live from the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Fitting, isn't it?