Tony Awards Reveal the Lineup for This Year’s Show
The 68th annual Tony Awards have just revealed the performers for this year’s festivities, which will be held June 8 at Radio City Music Hall and broadcasted live on CBS, starting at 8 PM. Along with musical veteran and movie X-Man Hugh Jackman hosting the show for the fourth time, viewers can look forward to performances by Neil Patrick Harris (nominated for his lead in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Alan Cumming (who’ll bring his revival of Cabaret), and Oscar-winning Frozen songstress Idina Menzel (also nominated for her current show If/Then). Additional highlights include routines from Sutton Foster and the cast of Violet, the cast of Wicked (celebrating the show’s 10th anniversary) the cast of After Midnight (who will be joined by R&B mainstays Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Fantasia), and Sting (performing a song from his upcoming musical).
The Tony Awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League and meant to honor the best of Broadway. It’s named for Antoinette Perry, co-founder of the American Theatre Wing, and is the all-important (and most elusive) “T” for those seeking the legendary “grand slam of showbiz” (winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony): the EGOT.