The three-hour long shindig will feature performances from some of the biggest Broadway shows of the year, as well as a bevy of Hollywood cameos from nominees and presenters like Bradley Cooper, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara and Clint Eastwood.
Frontrunners of the night include Best Musical nominee "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" and Best Revival of a Musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," the former leading the pack with a whopping 10 total nods. "All the Way," Robert Schenkkan's ode to LBJ, remains the favorite for Best Play. As always, we're keeping our fingers crossed for a few dark horses to nab some statuettes as well.
The show starts at 8 p.m. EST, and we'll be updating you with every win and upset below. You can check out a full list of nominations here, and let us know your thoughts on the victors in the comments.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play -- Mark Rylance in 'Twelfth Night'(AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Geraint Lewis)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical -- Lena Hall in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'(Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)
Best Direction of a Musical -- Darko Tresnjak for 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder'(AP Photo/The O+M Company, Joan Marcus)
Best Direction of a Play -- Kenny Leon for 'A Raisin In The Sun'(Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical -- James Monroe Iglehart in 'Aladdin'(Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play -- Sophie Okonedo in 'A Raisin in the Sun'(Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play -- Audra McDonald in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill'(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play -- Bryan Cranston in 'All The Way'(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Best Play -- 'All the Way'(AP Photo/Jeffrey Richards Associates, Evgenia Eliseeva)
Best Revival of a Play -- 'A Raisin In The Sun'(Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
Best Leading Actor in a Musical -- Neil Patrick Harris in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Best Revival of a Musical -- 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch'(Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical -- Jesse Mueller in 'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical'(Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
Best Musical -- 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder'(AP Photo/The O+M Co., Joan Marcus)
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Below is from USA Today:
As widely predicted, Neil Patrick Harris earned the Tony for performance by a leading actor in a musical, for his spellbinding portrait of an East German transgender rocker in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, also named best revival of a musical; and Bryan Cranston took the prize for leading actor in a play for his portrayal of LBJ in All The Way, which won best play. (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, the production that entered with the most nominations, took best musical.)
An acclaimed staging of A Raisin in the Sun featuring that star, Denzel Washington, won best revival of a play, and also best direction, for Kenny Leon. Leon opened his acceptance speech with three words: "Denzel, Denzel, Denzel."
Leon was more blunt in the media room, telling reporters, "Yes, Denzel was snubbed" -- before stopping to watch Sophie Okonedo, who won featured actress in a play for portraying Washington's character's wife, accept on one of two screens showing the ceremony in progress. "Wow," Leon said, clearly moved.
Both Mueller and McDonald gave emotional acceptance speeches that paid homage to, among others, the women they brought to life (or back to life, in McDonald's case) on stage. McDonald remarked that Holiday "deserved so much more than you were given on this planet."
Cranston was asked if he had done research to play an American president who championed civil rights after Holiday died, and responded, chuckling, "It feels like I'm still doing it." The actor added that he had wanted to capture traits that had also aimed to capture the "good ole boy, back-slapping, story telling s--- kicker" in Johnson.
Robert L. Freedman's book for Guide also won. Accepting, Freedman acknowledged leading man (and leading actor nominee) Jefferson Mays, who "died so beautifully 64 times a week" in the romp, in which Mays juggled eight roles. (The award for original score went to The Bridges of Madison County composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown.)
"It's going to be after midnight before I catch my breath!" Jackman told the crowd, once onstage.
Then, rather than lead the kind of cheeky production number that has earned Neil Patrick Harris raves in his recent years presiding over the ceremonies, Jackman threw the spotlight to entertainers from best-musical contender After Midnight -- among them Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Fantasia, who have been guest stars in the revue.
Several awards were announced before the live telecast on CBS, at a presentation hosted by stage vet Karen Ziemba and Billy Porter, last year's Tony winner for performance by a leading actor in a musical. Beautiful won for sound design in a musical and Lady Day (which featured music prominently) won for sound design in a play.
Rocky and Act One earned scenic design in, respectively, a play and musical. The Bridges of Madison County won in the category of best orchestrations.
Rosie O'Donnell was given the Isabelle Stevenson Award for her philanthropic effort. O'Donnell quipped that she had been concerned her award would look like any other Tony -- so that when visitors saw it, "I would say, best featured actress in a musical - where the (heck) have you been?" She added that seeing a Broadway musical orchestra was "better than Prozac for me."
Some of the stars up for other awards flaunted their style on the red carpet. Leading actress in a musical Idina Menzel turned up in Zac Posen and drop earrings. Menzel, a previous Tony winner for Wicked, noted that the show is based in New York City, and cited one of her favorite things about the Big Apple:" If you're alone and having a bad day, can get out and walk among people and shed yourself of that tension and anxiety."
Hall also wore Posen, the same designer she chose for the Met Gala last month. "He picked it out for me. I trust him. I tried on this one and two others and he wanted this one... I listen to Zac. Zac knows!"
"I can't believe how wrong I was," said Keenan-Bolger -- adding that's she's the opposite of Laura (a role inspired by Williams' sister).
Maggie Gyllenhaal, scheduled to make her Broadway debut later this year opposite Ewan McGregor in a revival of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, turned up on the red carpet in a Dolce & Gabbana gown and pixie cut. "I've never been on Broadway," said Gyllenhaal (who has performed off-Broadway), "but I've always had the dream. There's a magic to being on Broadway and I've dreamed about it all my life."
Gloria Estefan, whose life and career with husband Emilio are the subject of an upcoming jukebox musical, wore a custom long-sleeve dress, and admitted, "I'm perspiring because it's so hot!"