Tony Awards 2020 go online – What shows are eligible?

The Tony Awards 2020 have announced they will hold a ceremony online on 21 August celebrating a Broadway season halved by the COVID-19 pandemic. What shows are eligible?

Tony Awards 2020

We’ve waited patiently for months for word of the fate of the Tony Awards 2020 from The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Finally, the wait is over with the announcement that the 74th annual Tony Awards will be held online on the 21 August showcasing productions that opened during the truncated 2019-20 season.

A change in eligibility rules means shows must have opened on or before 19 February 2020 to be in voting contention.

With several high profile productions transferring to Broadway from the West End that would have been eligible including Girl From The North Country, Six, Company, Hangmen, The Lehman Trilogy, and Caroline or Change, alongside The Inheritance, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, The Height Of The Storm, A Christmas Carol, My Name Is Lucy Barton and Betrayal it would have been a jam-packed night for British theatre.

These are the current shows eligible for nomination. The final nomination is expected in the following weeks.

Tony awards 2020 best musicals


Moulin Rouge! – Opened 25 July 2019

The Lightning Thief – Opened 16 October 2019

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical – Opened 7 November 2019

Jagged Little Pill – Opened 5 December 2019

The Height Of The Storm review Wyndham's Theatre
Height Of The Storm Photo: Hugo Glendinning


Sea Wall / A Life – Opened 8 August 2019

The Height Of The Storm – Opened 24 September 2019

The Great Society – Opened 1 October 2019

Slave Play – Opened 6 September 2019

Linda Vista – Opened 10 October 2019

The Sound Inside – Opened 17 October 2019

The Inheritance – Opened 17 November 2019

A Christmas Carol – Opened 20 November 2019

My Name Is Lucy Barton – Opened 15 January 2020

Grand Horizons – Opened 23 January 2020

My Name Is Lucy Barton
Laura Linney in My Name Is Lucy Barton. Photo: Manuel Harlan


No eligible productions for Best Revival of a Musical

Harold Pinter Betrayal review
Zawe Ashton (Emma), Charlie Cox (Jerry) and Tom Hiddleston (Robert) in Betrayal. Photo: Marc Brenner


Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune – Opened 30 May 2019

Betrayal – Opened 5 September 2019

The Rose Tattoo – Opened 15 October 2019

A Soldier’s Play – Opened 21 January 2020


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