Tony Awards Fast Facts

(CNN)Here's a look at the Tony Awards which honor achievements on Broadway

June 12, 2016 - The 70th Annual Tony Awards are scheduled to take place.
Facts:
The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League.
    Only productions staged in designated Broadway theatres are eligible for nominations.
    The musical that holds the record for most Tony Awards is "The Producers," in 2001. It won 12 awards out of 15 nominations.
    The hip-hop infused musical "Hamilton" earned a record-setting 16 Tony nominations on May 3, 2016, including Best Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for playwright/star Lin-Manuel Miranda.
    Producer/director Harold "Hal" Prince has won the most Tony Awards overall (21).
    Actress Audra McDonald has won the most Tony awards as a performer (six).
    The Tonys are named after Antoinette Perry, a Broadway actress and director who died in 1946.
    Her charitable work with the American Theatre Wing during WWII inspired the Broadway community to create an award in her honor.
    American Theatre Wing became famous for the "Stage Door Canteens," in which GIs could drop in and be entertained by famous Hollywood and Broadway stars.
    Timeline:
    April 6, 1947 -
    The first Tony Awards are presented at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
    The first "Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play" award is a tie with Ingrid Bergman for "Joan of Lorraine" and Helen Hayes for "Happy Birthday."
    The first "Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play " award is also a tie, between Jose Ferrer for "Cyrano de Bergerac" and Fredric March for "Years Ago."
    1956 - The Tonys are broadcast on television for the first time, on the Dumont Network.
    2016 Tony Award Nominees:
    Best Play
    "Eclipsed"
    "The Father"
    "The Humans"
    "King Charles III"
    Best Musical
    "Bright Star"
    "Hamilton"
    "School of Rock—The Musical"
    "Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed"
    "Waitress"
    Best Revival of a Play
    "Arthur Miller's The Crucible"
    "Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge"
    "Blackbird"
    "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
    "Noises Off"
    Best Revival of a Musical
    "The Color Purple"
    "Fiddler on the Roof"
    "She Loves Me"
    "Spring Awakening"
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
    Gabriel Byrne in "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
    Jeff Daniels in "Blackbird"
    Frank Langella in "The Father"
    Tim Pigott-Smith in "King Charles III"
    Mark Strong in "Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge"
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
    Jessica Lange in "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
    Laurie Metcalf in "Misery"
    Lupita Nyong'o in "Eclipsed"
    Sophie Okonedo in "Arthur Miller's The Crucible"
    Michelle Williams in "Blackbird"
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
    Alex Brightman in "School of Rock—The Musical"
    Danny Burstein in "Fiddler on the Roof"
    Zachary Levi in "She Loves Me"
    Lin-Manuel Miranda in "Hamilton"
    Leslie Odom, Jr. in "Hamilton"
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
    Laura Benanti in "She Loves Me"
    Carmen Cusack in "Bright Star"
    Cynthia Erivo in "The Color Purple"
    Jessie Mueller in "Waitress"
    Phillipa Soo in "Hamilton"
    2015 Tony Award Winners:
    Best Play - "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"
    Best Musical - "Fun Home"
    Best Revival of a Play - "Skylight"
    Best Revival of a Musical - "The King and I"
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - Alex Sharp in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play - Helen Mirren in "The Audience"
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Michael Cerveris in "Fun Home"
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Kelli O'Hara in "The King and I"