Award Season is nigh…mark your calendars and set your DVRs


If you’re like us, this is your favorite time of the year — awards season!! When you get to sqee with delight, roll your eyes with disdain and feel like the smartest person in the room by correctly picking winners and losers.

Every year, we stay on top of everything, so you can too, so subscribe to the blog now to ensure you get every update (and follow us on Twitter and Facebook, too!) and bookmark the Awards page on Broadway Musical Home to see the full list ‘o winners.

Here are all of the awards dates you need to know for this year:

  • April 10: Pulitzer Prize Nominees
  • April 19: Drama League Awards Nominees
  • April 25: Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominees
  • April 27: Drama Desk Awards Nominees
  • May 2: Tony Awards Nominees
  • May 8: Outer Critics Circle Awards Winners
  • May 19: Drama League Awards Ceremony
  • May 25: Outer Critics Circle Awards Ceremony
  • June 4: Drama Desk Awards Ceremony
  • June 5: Theatre World Awards Ceremony
  • June 11: Tony Awards Ceremony

And here’s everything we know right now about each of the awards:


2017 Tony Awards

  • Nominations: May 2, 8:30 AM EST, Announced by Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson (Live streamed at
  • Ceremony: June 11, 8 PM EST at Radio City Music Hall (Broadcast Live on CBS; delayed PT)


2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

  • Winners Announced: April 10


2017 Theatre World Awards

  • Ceremony: June 5, 7 PM EST, Hosted by Peter Filichia


2017 Drama Desk Awards

  • Nominations: April 27, 10 AM EST at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Announced by Laura Benanti and Javier Muñoz
  • Ceremony: June 4, 8 PM EST at Town Hall, Hosted by Michael Urie


2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards

  • Nominations: April 25, 11 AM EST at the Algonquin Hotel (Live streamed at BroadwayWorld)
  • Winners Announced: May 8 at Sardi’s
  • Ceremony: May 25, 3 PM EST


2017 Drama League Awards

  • Nominations: April 19, 11am EST at Sardi’s (Live streamed at BroadwayWorld)
  • Ceremony: May 19, 11:30am at the Marriott Marquis

And for the Drama League Awards, we even know three of the winners already. So, let’s start this awards season off right! Without further ado, (and a drum-roll if you please), the winners are…

Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre
Bette Midler

Unique Contribution to the Theatre
Bill Berloni

Founders Award for Excellence in Directing
Michael Greif
So we’ll see you here on April 10th if there’s a musical up for the big P, otherwise, we’ll be adding the remaining Drama League selections to the list on the 19th!

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