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Tony Awards

Behind the Scenes of the Tony Awards Video Roundup

Leading up to the digital Tony Awards this year, we’re taking this chance to take a look back at Tony Awards from years past. In this video roundup, we’ve dug through the internet to find a list of fun, quirky backstage videos you can watch to get yourself excited. Dive into this rabbit hole of watching old Tony Award videos with us while we get ramped up for this year’s online celebration.


Lin-Manuel Miranda writes the 2011 Tony Awards rap that Neil Patrick Harris would learn mere moments before he would perform it.


Neil Patrick Harris performs Lin-Manuel Miranda’s rap for the closing of the 2011 Tony Awards.


In this video, watch director Glenn Weiss direct the 2013 Tony Awards opening number, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.


A look behind the scenes of how the 2014 Tony Awards came together.


A video capturing what it was like backstage at the 2015 Tony Awards.


Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban perform “Tony Awards The Musical,” a song based on the 2018 Awards in which they were planned to host.


Billy Porter sings “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from Gypsy during a commercial break at the 2019 Tony Awards.