The 65th Annual Tony Awards will take the stage at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on June 12, 2011. The Beacon is part of the venue complex at Madison Square Garden.
The Tonys will be shown live via CBS, with the Best of Broadway on stage and in attendance. The celebrity host has yet to be named, and the several new shows opened just in time for the eligibility deadline of April 28, 2011.
Categories include Best Play, Best Musical, and Best Revival, as well as differentiating between Best Actor or Actress in a Play and Best Actor or Actress in a Musical. Awards are also given for Best Costumes, Set Design, Orchestration, and Book. Some of the most highly anticipated awards are those given to Best Director, Best Choreographer, and Best Original Score, which is given to a composer of a musical.