Darren Criss and Julianne Hough
Darren Criss and Julianne Hough

Darren Criss and Julianne Hough to Host Paramount+ Exclusive Tony Awards

Emmy Award winners Darren Criss and Julianne Hough have been named co-hosts of The Tony Awards: Act One, one hour of exclusive content streaming live, only on Paramount+, which will commence Sunday, June 12, 7 – 8 p.m. EST/4 – 5 p.m. PST, prior to the live broadcast of the Tony Awards on CBS. Criss and Hough will kick off the evening celebrating the 2022 Tony Awards, bestowing multiple awards and introducing special performances throughout the exciting hour of programming.

“We are thrilled to have Darren and Julianne kick-off our 75th Anniversary with The Tony Awards: Act One, celebrating the dynamic achievements of Broadway’s best,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, President and CEO of the American Theatre Wing. “We can’t wait to see what these two triple-threat talents will bring to the stage on Tony night!”

Emmy Award-winning actor and musician Darren Criss currently stars opposite Sam Rockwell and Laurence Fishburne in American Buffalo, which recently received a Tony nomination for Best Revival of a Play. Emmy Award winner Julianne Hough is an entertainer, producer, and entrepreneur and recently made her much-acclaimed Broadway debut in POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive.

As previously announced, Academy Award winner and Tony nominee Ariana DeBose will host The 75th Annual Tony Awards, airing live coast-to-coast (8 – 11 p.m. LIVE EST/5 – 8 p.m. PST) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+.

The 75th Tonys celebration will recognize all the award categories and honor the incredible artistry of the 2021-2022 season. The Tony Awards, which honor theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, is presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing and has been broadcast on CBS since 1978.