Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need To Know About the 2018 Tony Awards

Where to watch, who to root for, and what moments to look out for!

Tony Awards 2018
Tony Awards 2018

This year, the biggest and best in the Broadway biz will be honored at the 2018 Tony Awards. The show is going down live at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 8 PM EST and will be hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. The ceremony is hosted by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. To get you ready for this year’s event, we’re creating a cheat sheet of all the info you need to best prep for and experience the Tonys!

Tony Awards 2018 hosts Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. Photo: Cliff Lipson, CBS

Where can I watch the 2018 Tony Awards?

The show will be broadcast live on CBS for East Coast viewers from 8 PM to 11 PM with a tape delay for West Coast viewers.

Where can I livestream the Tonys show?

You can view the Tony Awards online with CBS All Access via

Who are the 2018 Tony Award nominees?

This season, shows like Angels In AmericaThe Band’s Visit, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, and Mean Girls are leading the pack in terms of nominations. Click here to view the entire list of 2018 nominees.

For an added layer of fun, check out Celeb Secrets’ Tony Award winner predictions ahead of this year’s show — and stay tuned to see how many of them we get right!

Who votes for Tony winners?

Sometimes we wish the Tonys were an audience-voted type of affair. Other times, we love that it’s left up to experts, artists, and critics. But the OFFICIAL voters for the event are a combination of skilled committee members who vote by secret ballot ahead of the telecast — and no, nobody knows about the winners ahead of time.

“Today there are approximately 846 eligible voters, a number that fluctuates slightly from year to year,” the Tonys press site explained for this year’s show. “These include voting members of The Broadway League and the board of directors and designated members of the advisory committee of the American Theatre Wing, along with members of the governing boards of Actors’ Equity Association; the Dramatists Guild; SDC, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society; United Scenic Artists; and the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers. Other eligible voters include members of the Theatrical Council of the Casting Society of America, the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, the board/council of the National Association of Talent Representatives, and the Tony Awards Nominating Committee.”

Tony Voters are expected to attend all of the nominated productions, or not vote in categories where they haven’t seen all nominees.

Tony Awards 2018

Who is performing at the 2018 Tony Awards?

The Tony Awards have not yet officially announced the performers for this year’s show. We will keep you updated as the list comes out, however in recent years the event has brought out around 10 ensembles from the Best Musical nominees to showcase their most captivating numbers. This year, we’re hoping the casts of The Band’s Visit, Frozen, Mean Girls, and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical all perform — and we’d love to see Groban/Bareilles open with a powerful duet or medley!

Who is presenting at the 2018 Tony Awards?

Likewise, the Tony committee has yet to reveal the official presenters list, and we will update when we know more.

Who won Tony Awards in 2018?

Hang on a second, we won’t know that one until the show airs! Of course, we’ll keep you updated with a full winners list.

Ahead of the show, we know that two Special Tony Awards will be given to Bruce Springsteen, who can currently be seen in his special engagement Springsteen on Broadway, and John Leguizamo of Latin History for Morons.

Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre honors will be awarded to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chita Rivera. The Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award will go to the Nederlander Organization’s Nick Scandalios. The Honors for Excellence in the Theatre will go to New York Times photographer Sara Krulwich, costume beader Bessie Nelson, and Broadway dry cleaning service Ernest Winzer. La MaMa of New York City will also be honored with the 2018 Regional Theatre Tony Award.

Kristine Hope Kowalski

Written by Kristine Hope Kowalski

Kristine is a writer and celebrity entertainment news journalist with a specific obsession with Nickelodeon + Disney Channel shows, boy bands, K-Pop, Broadway, and international series dramas. If she's not writing or tucked away in a good book, she is most likely traveling the world and spamming her friends' Instagram feeds with photos from her adventures. Kristine has a BA in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University (2011), and an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Thought from NYU (2013). She is currently pursuing her second Master's in Journalism at Harvard.