How to watch Tony Awards 2023 online right now

Ariana DeBose attends the 2023 Ali Forney Center A Place At The Table Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on May 12, 2023 in New York City
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It's time to watch the Tony Awards 2023 online, as Broadway's best and brightest will shine. The theater industry is convening once again to honor the year's best musicals, plays and performers. The 76th Tony Awards will be hosted again by Oscar winner Ariana DeBose. 

Tony Awards channel, start time

The 76th Annual Tony Awards will broadcast and stream today (Sunday, June 11), starting at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount Plus.

Due to the Writers Guild of America strike, the ceremony will be completely unscripted, so DeBose and other presenters will make up stage banter on the spot. 

The show will feature performances by this year's nominated musicals, including Camelot, Into The Woods, & Juliet, Kimberly Akimbo, New York, New York, Parade, Shucked, Some Like It Hot and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Also scheduled is a special performance for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre recipients Joel Grey and John Kander.

Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the Tony Awards 2023 online tonight.

How to watch Tony Awards 2023 live stream from anywhere

Just because Paramount Plus and CBS aren't available everywhere doesn't mean you can't watch the Tony Awards 2023 if you're away from home. Watching the show along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy with the right VPN (virtual private network). You can stream the show from wherever you go.

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How to watch Tony Awards 2023 in the US

In the U.S., theater lovers can watch the Tony Awards 2023 live Sunday, June 11. 

The pre-show, titled "Act One," will begin streaming live at 6:30 p.m. ET exclusively on Pluto TV

The 76th Tony Awards start at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on CBS and Paramount Plus.

CBS is a broadcast network that can accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch CBS on a live TV service, like Fubo, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream. Of these options, we recommend Fubo, one of the best streaming services on the market.

You can also watch your local CBS station's live feed on Paramount Plus with a Premium subscription. 

Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus has your local CBS station's live feed in its premium plan. All subscribers get access to a deep library includes Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Picard, The Good Fight and the iCarly revival. 


Fubo.TV is one of the best live TV services with CBS. The streamer all of the local broadcast networks and most of the top cable channels. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. 

How to watch Tony Awards 2023 in Canada

Canadians are in luck — Paramount Plus is available in Canada, so they can watch the Tony Awards 2023 with a subscription.

How to watch Tony Awards 2023 in the UK

Bad news for Brits. It doesn't look like any UK channels are broadcasting the Tony Awards 2023. 

For travelers who are abroad, ExpressVPN can help you access the streaming services you already subscribe to.

How to watch Tony Awards 2023 in Australia

Our friends down under are (just like those to our north) — Paramount Plus is available in Australia, so they can watch the Tony Awards 2023 with a subscription.

2023 Tony Awards nominations

Here are the 2023 Tony nominees in the top three categories:

Best New Musical
& Juliet
Kimberly Akimbo
New York, New York
Some Like It Hot

Best New Play
Ain’t No Mo’
Between Riverside and Crazy
Cost of Living
Fat Ham

Best Revival of a Musical
Into the Woods
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Revival of a Play
A Doll’s House
The Piano Lesson
The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

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Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.