Reviews: What Did Critics Have To Say About the 2022 Tony Awards? | Playbill

Tony Awards Reviews: What Did Critics Have To Say About the 2022 Tony Awards?

The three-hour main ceremony was hosted by Oscar winner Ariana DeBose.

The reviews are in for the 75th Annual Tony Awards! Following last year's virtual event, the awards show returned to the Radio City Music Hall in New York City with an in-person and live broadcast ceremony shared by CBS and Paramount+ June 12. The two-part, four-hour celebration kicked off with an hour of exclusive content hosted by Emmy winners Darren Criss and Julianne Hough, followed by the three-hour main ceremony hosted by Oscar winner Ariana DeBose.

Many shows took home multiple awards, including Company which won five accolades, including Best Musical Revival, tying with Best Play winner The Lehman Trilogy to become the evening's most Tony-winning productions. See the complete list of winners here.

Read the reviews here.

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Entertainment Weekly (Maureen Lee Lenker)

NPR (Jennifer Vanasco)

The New York Times (Jesse Green, Maya Phillips, Alexis Soloski, Laura Collins-Hughes, Elisabeth Vincentelli and Jessica Testa)

Time (Melissa Locker)

Vulture (Jackson McHenry, Helen Shaw, and Kathryn VanArendonk)

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards were presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss were executive producers for White Cherry Entertainment. Weiss directed.

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