How to Watch the 2024 Tony Awards on CBS & Paramount+ for Free

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The 77th annual Tony Awards will take place at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on Sunday (June 16), and will air live from coast to coast on CBS and stream on Paramount+.

For the third year in a row, Tony-nominated actress Ariana DeBose returns to host the show, which airs at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

If you want to catch the pre-show action, The Tony Awards: Act One will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT with exclusive content, streaming for free on Pluto TV. The pre-show will be co-hosted by Emmy Award winner Julianne Hough and Ghosts star Utkarsh Ambudkar.


The show will feature performances from the casts of Tony-nominated best musicals and revivals such as Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, Illinois, Merrily We Roll Along, Suffs and The Outsiders.

Additional performers include the casts of The Who’s Tommy, Water for Elephants and Hell’s Kitchen, and there will be a special segment honoring the recipients of the 2024 Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, director Jack O’Brien and writer, producer and director, George C. Wolfe. 

Presenters include Jennifer Hudson, Angelina Jolie, Nick Jonas, Idina Menzel, Ashley Park, Jim Parsons, Nate Burleson, Cynthia Erivo, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Josh Gad, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sean Hayes, Taraji P. Henson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Julianne Hough, Wendell Pierce, Ben Platt, Anthony Ramos, Andrew Rannells, Solomon Thomas, Taylor Tomlinson, Pete Townshend, Tamara Tunie, Adrienne Warren, Patrick Wilson and Jeffrey Wright.

Hell’s Kitchen and Stereophonic are tied in earning the year’s most Tony nominations, at 13 nods. The Outsiders landed 12 nominations.

Read on for ways to watch and stream the show from anywhere.

Where to Stream the 77th Annual Tony Awards for Free

The 2024 Tony Awards will air live on CBS and live and on-demand via Paramount+. If you don’t already have a Paramount+ subscription, join today and enjoy a free trial for a week.

Paramount+ starts at $5.99 a month (or $59.99 a year) for the ad-supported Essential plan and $11.99 a month (or $119.99 a year) for Paramount+ with Showtime, which includes live/local CBS stations. With Paramount+, you’ll get access to a vast selection of TV shows and movies, NFL on CBS, soccer, local CBS stations, and 24-hour news with CBSN. Paramount+ is also available on Prime Video.

Paramount+ With Showtime

The Tonys will stream live for Paramount+ with Showtime customers and on-demand for Paramount+ Essential customers starting on June 17.

Want to watch more for less? Bundle Paramount+ with Showtime and pay just $11.99 a month for both subscriptions. Additionally, Sling TV has a promo offering one month of free Paramount+ with Showtime, AMC+ and MGM+ under its Premium Pass deal.

Subscribers can save $10 off the first month of Sling Blue, Sling Orange or Sling Blue + Orange, along with a free month of Premium Pass.

Sling TV

From movies and acclaimed originals to live sports, stream exclusives from BET, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, The Smithsonian Channel and more on Paramount+. Some of the programs on the platform are Knuckles, Seal Team, The Family Stone, 1883, Ru-Paul’s Drag Race All Stars, Mayor of Kingstown, Criminal Minds: Evolution, Evil and The Challenge: All Stars. Subscribers can stream CBS shows such as Ghosts, Survivor and NCIS.

Love the theater? Paramount+ has a bunch of music programs, documentaries and specials, including How Music Got Free, From the Cradle to the Stage, Family Legacy, Queens of the Universe and Behind the Music.

Aside from original series, musicals and reality TV, Paramount+ subscribers can stream Bob Marley: One Love, Good Burger 2, Scream VI, Top Gun: Maverick and Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning.

Need more ways to watch the 2024 Tony Awards? Local CBS stations can be accessed through streaming platforms such as DirectTV Stream and Fubo, which offer free trials; Hulu + Live TV, and Express VPN if you’re streaming outside of the U.S.

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