The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, will air Sunday on CBS. The event can be viewed on television and via live streams on a number of websites. For the first time ever, there will be a live stream red carpet pre-show available.
Fans can view the red carpet event, which will air from 5:30-8 p.m. EDT on TonyAwards.com, CBS.com, TimeOut.com and PlayBill.com. "Glee" star Darren Criss and actress Laura Osnes will be hosting the red carpet show. Former “Star Trek” actor and social media connoisseur George Takei will serve as the live stream’s official fan correspondent, while Randi Zuckerberg will serve as the tech and social correspondent. Blake Ross and Emilio Sosa will serve as the theater and fashion correspondents.
The live special will also show behind-the-scenes features that will focus on the nominated shows and actors during the past year.
“There is no experience quite like being on the Tony Awards red carpet. The energy and excitement of the nominees, presenters and performers as they are about the enter Radio City Music Hall is exhilarating, and we are thrilled to share this unique experience with Broadway fans around the world – live – for the first time,” Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St Martin, President of The Broadway League, said in a statement Wednesday.
For those who prefer to watch the event on television, viewers can tune in to the 2015 Tony Awards Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT on CBS.
New York City fans can also view the event at the Times Square Simulcast at Broadway Plaza between 46th and 48th streets, which will be hosted by Deborah Cox and "American Idol" Season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini.
“This year’s Times Square celebration is going to be star-studded, packed with great performances, and bigger than ever before,” Guarini said in a statement on May 14. “I couldn't be more honored to have the incredible Deborah Cox as my partner-in-crime as we take the stage to help honor the wonderful shows that make Broadway and New York City one of the premier destinations in the world.”