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A Complete 2022 Broadway Awards Season Calendar

Get the latest scoop on the Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Drama League Awards and more!

The 2022 theatre awards season is quickly approaching, and keeping track of all of the important dates for the many ceremonies and their corresponding nomination announcements is no easy feat. Stay up to date on all the need-to-know facts with BroadwayWorld's full Awards Season Calendar below!


A Complete 2022 Broadway Awards Season Calendar

75TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS

Named for Antoinette Perry, The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards originated in 1947 when the Wing established an awards program to celebrate excellence in the theatre.

Nominations: May 9, 9am ET
Announced by- Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry
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Ceremony: June 12, 8pm ET at Radio City Music Hall
Broadcast live coast-to-coast on CBS
Host- Ariana DeBose
Special Honorees- Robert E. Wankel (Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award); Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC), Broadway For All, music copyist, Emily Grishman, Feinstein's/54 Below and United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE (Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre)
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A Complete 2022 Broadway Awards Season Calendar

66TH ANNUAL DRAMA DESK AWARDS

The Drama Desk Awards honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off Broadway, and Off Off Broadway. What sets the Drama Desk Awards apart is that they are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, editors, and publishers covering theater.

Nominations: May 16
Announced by- George Takei
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Winners announced: Week of June 6
Ceremony: June 14
Host- Renee Elise Goldsberry
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A Complete 2022 Broadway Awards Season Calendar

88TH ANNUAL DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS

First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theater awards chosen by a cross-section of the theater community - the industry professionals, producers, artists, audiences, and critics who are Drama League members nationwide.

Nominations: April 25, 11am ET at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Announced by- Denée Benton and André De Shields
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Ceremony: May 20, 12pm ET at the Ziegfeld Ballroom
Host- Frank DiLella
Special Honorees- Lileana Blain-Cruz (Founders Award for Excellence in Directing), Billy Crystal (Contribution to the Theater Award), Hugh Jackman (Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award) and Willette Murphy Klausner (Gratitude Award)
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A Complete 2022 Broadway Awards Season Calendar

71ST ANNUAL OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC) is the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications.

Nominations: April 26, 11am ET
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Winners Announced: May 17, 11am
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Ceremony: May 26


A Complete 2022 Broadway Awards Season Calendar

37TH ANNUAL LORTEL AWARDS

The Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were created in 1985 by the Off-Broadway League. The Lortel Awards recognize excellence in Off-Broadway by honoring the invaluable contribution of artists to the theatre community.

Nominations: April 7
Announced by- Lilli Cooper and Lea DeLaria
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Ceremony: May 1, 7pm ET at NYU Skirball Center
Special Awards- Deirdre O'Connell (Lifetime Achievement Award) and David Henry Hwang (Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee)
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A Complete 2022 Broadway Awards Season Calendar

76TH ANNUAL THEATRE WORLD AWARDS

The Theatre World Award remains the oldest award given to six actresses and six actors in recognition of their debut performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production.

Winners Announced: May 6
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Ceremony: June 6, 7pm
Host- Peter Filichia


A Complete 2022 Broadway Awards Season Calendar

4th ANNUAL Chita Rivera AWARDS

Carrying the namesake of one of the great dance icons of the American musical theater, the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards is to celebrate dance and choreographic excellence - past, present and future.

Nominations: May 17
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Ceremony: June 20 at NYU Skirball Center


A Complete 2022 Broadway Awards Season Calendar

PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA

The Pulitzer Prizes were established by Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher, who left money to Columbia University upon his death in 1911.

Winner/Finalists Announced: May 9
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A Complete 2022 Broadway Awards Season Calendar

10th Annual OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE AWARDS

Since 2011, the Off Broadway Alliance Awards have honored the best commercial and not-for-profit Off Broadway shows that have opened in the past season.

Nominations: May 5
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Winners Announced: May 24
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Ceremony: June 21


A Complete 2022 Broadway Awards Season Calendar

86th Annual Drama Critics Circle Awards

The New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, which has been awarded every year since 1936 to the best new play of the season (with optional awards for foreign or American plays, musicals and special achievements), is the nation's second-oldest playwriting award, after the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Winners Announced: May 12
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2022 THEATRE FANS' CHOICE Awards

Voting Opens: May 10
Winners Announced: June 7

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2022 AWARDS CALENDAR AT A GLANCE:

April 7- LORTEL AWARDS Nominations
April 25- DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS Nominations
April 26- OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE Nominations
May 1- LORTEL AWARDS Ceremony
May 5- OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE AWARDS Nominations
May 6- THEATRE WORLD AWARDS Winners Announced
May 9- TONY AWARDS Nominations
May 9- PULITZER PRIZE Winners Announced
May 10- THEATRE FANS' CHOICE voting opens
May 12- NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE Winners Announced
May 16- DRAMA DESK AWARDS Nominations
May 16- OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE Winners Announced
May 17- CHITA RIVERA AWARDS Nominations
May 20- DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS Ceremony
May 24- OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE AWARDS Winners Announced
June 2- DRAMA DESK AWARDS Ceremony
June 6- THEATRE WORLD AWARDS Ceremony
June 6- DRAMA DESK AWARDS Winners Announced
June 7- THEATRE FANS' CHOICE Winners Announced
June 12- TONY AWARDS Ceremony
June 14- DRAMA DESK AWARDS Ceremony
June 20- CHITA RIVERA AWARDS Ceremony
June 21- OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE AWARDS Ceremony



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