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2021 DateSeptember 26, 2021
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The Tony Awards seek to recognize excellence in live Broadway theatre. The awards are named after Antoinette Perry, an actress and director of the American Theatre Wing. Some of the awards are: Best Play, Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Revival of a Musical, Best Costume Design, and Best Sound design.

The Tony Awards were established in 1947 by the American Theatre Wing. The awards are held annually around mid-June.

The 2021 date for the Tony Awards is an estimate as it has not yet been finalized.

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  • The record for most nominations earned by a play is Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play (2020). It received 12 nominations.
  • In 2019, the award for Best Play went to Jez Butterworth's, The Ferryman. The award for Best Musical went to Hadestown.
  • In 2019, the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play went to Bryan Cranston for his performance in Network. The award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play went to Elaine May for her performance in The Waverly Gallery.

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