The 75th Annual Tony Awards® Best Musical Nominees

Broadway's biggest night is right around the corner!
Posted on Jun 2, 2022 | 09:30am
The best of Broadway will be celebrated on Sunday, June 12; you can tune into The 75th Annual Tony Awards® live at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on CBS and stream it live or on demand on Paramount+. Also, one hour before the award show, at 7 PM ET, Paramount+ will offer The Tony Awards: Act One, a one-hour show offering exclusive content and special programming hosted by Emmy Award winners Darren Criss and Julianne Hough.

To help you prepare, we've assembled a helpful guide about the best musical nominees. Pour yourself a glass of wine and delve into the information below; come June 12, you'll be equipped and ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the show. 


1934. A time-weathered guesthouse in the heartland of America. Only a song can shake off the dust for one group of wayward souls—and old dreams may hold the promise of new beginnings. As they pass in and out of each other’s lives, their stories awaken with passion, fury, and extraordinary beauty.

Reimagining the music of Bob Dylan as roof-raising ensemble pieces and soul-stirring solos, Conor McPherson writes and directs this heartbreaking story about family and love.



He is one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Now, Michael Jackson's unique and unparalleled artistry has finally arrived on Broadway in a brand-new musical. Centered around the making of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour, and created by Tony Award-winning Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Jackson into legendary status. Turn it up, Broadway- MJ is here!



In this new musical comedy about one comedian's meteoric rise to the middle, Billy Crystal plays Buddy Young, Jr., an outrageous and outspoken comedian who found fame, if not fortune, in the early days of television. Now, some 40 years after his TV career flamed out, Buddy seeks one more shot at the spotlight, and while he's at it, one last shot at fixing the family he fractured along the way.



New York, 1863. As the Civil War rages on, free Blacks and Irish immigrants live and love together in the unlikeliest of neighborhoods- the dangerous streets and crumbling tenement houses of Lower Manhattan's notorious Five Points slum. Within this galvanizing story of racial harmony undone by a country at war with itself, we meet the denizens of a local saloon called Paradise Square. These characters include the indomitable Black woman who owns it; her Irish-Catholic sister-in-law and her Black minister husband; a conflicted newly arrived Irish immigrant; a fearless freedom seeker; an anti-abolitionist political boss; and a penniless songwriter trying to capture it all. They have conflicting notions of what it means to be an American while living through one of the most tumultuous eras in our country's history. Paradise Square depicts an overlooked true-life moment when hope and possibility shone bright.



Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse—remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st-century girl power. The female cast are backed by an all-female band, the "Ladies in Waiting."



Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer Prize-winning, blisteringly funny masterwork exposes the heart and soul of a young artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes. Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher wrestles with the thoughts in his head, brought to life on stage by a hilarious, straight-shooting ensemble. Bold and heartfelt in its truth-telling, A Strange Loop is the big, Black, and queer Great American Musical for all.


Watch The 75th Annual Tony Awards®, hosted by Ariana Debose, live from the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 12 at 8:00 PM LIVE ET/5 PM LIVE PT on CBS, and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+.