Ariana Debose to Host 2023 Tony Awards

April 12, 2023, 11:36.45 am ET  

Photo: Ariana DeBose                                                                                

Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose will return as host of the annual Tony Awards, which will take place at the United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights on Sunday, June 11. The show, which will air on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on demand on Paramount+, will commence at 8pm.

The Tony Awards honor the best of Broadway, with over 35 plays and musicals competing for this season’s honors.

DeBose, who hosted last year’s ceremony, is best known for her Oscar-winning performance as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story.” Her stage credits include “Summer,” which earned her a 2018 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, “Hamilton,” “A Bronx Tale”, “Pippin” and “Bring It On: The Musical.”  Her film and television credits include “Schmigadoon!” and “The Prom.”

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