Read the Reviews for the 74th Annual Tony Awards | Playbill

The Verdict Read the Reviews for the 74th Annual Tony Awards What TV critics thought about the two-part ceremony.
Leslie Odom, Jr. and cast of the Tony Awards Presents <i>Broadway&#39;s Back!</i>
Leslie Odom, Jr. and cast of the Tony Awards Presents Broadway's Back! Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions

Fifteen months after Broadway’s biggest night was originally scheduled to take place, the 2019–2020 season was finally celebrated with trophies, performances, and surprises galore.

The ceremony was split into two parts this year: an awards portion hosted by six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and the Broadway’s Back! concert, emceed by Hamilton Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr. Among the performances were this year's trio of Best Musical nominees and 2020 Special Tony recipients David Byrne’s American Utopia and Freestyle Love Supreme.

The full, 2-part Tony Awards ceremony is available to stream on Paramount+.

Read below to see what critics thought of the unique ceremony.

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Entertainment Weekly (Tyler Aquilina)

The Hollywood Reporter (Scott Feinberg)

The Los Angeles Times (Charles McNulty)

NPR (Nell Clark)

NY Magazine/Vulture (Helen Shaw, Jackson McHenry and Helen Shaw)

The New York Times (Jesse Green, Stella Bugbee, Maya Salam, Sarah Bahr, and Nancy Coleman)

Variety (Clayton Davis)

Playbill will continue to update this list as more reviews come in.

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