Media Release: Wednesday April 29, 2015
THE 69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS
LIVE AND ONLY ON FOXTEL ARTS
MONDAY JUNE 8 AT 10AM
Foxtel’s Arts channel will broadcast Broadway’s ultimate night of nights The 69th Annual Tony Awards live and exclusive from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Monday June 8 from 10am.
Hosting the glamorous Awards night will be Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, both stars of Broadway and previous Tony Award recipients, Chenoweth currently appears in “On the Twentieth Century” for which she is nominated and Cumming who has just wrapped his run in “Cabaret”.
Marking 69 years of excellence in Broadway, The Tony Awards’® ceremony is the most glamorous night of the Broadway season with dozens of stage and screen stars on hand to present and perform at the awards with further announcements to be made.
Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker announced the nominations Tuesday morning (US time) in midtown Manhattan, which sees “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home,” neck and neck in the race for the 2015 Tony Awards, scoring an even dozen nominations apiece. New musical comedy “Something Rotten!” nabbed ten, while revival “The King and I” scored nine.
“American in Paris,” “Fun Home,” “Rotten!” and “The Visit,” the Kander and Ebb musical starring Chita Rivera, will vie this year for the top Tony Award for new musical — the trophy generally believed to have the strongest influence at Broadway box office.
Among plays, the top-nominated title was the two-part British history marathon “Wolf Hall,” with eight nominations. “Skylight,” the revival of the David Hare play starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan, landed seven, while “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” which has turned into a strong seller since it opened, took six.
Nominated actors include Bradley Cooper (“The Elephant Man”), Bill Nighy (“Skylight”), Ken Watanabe (“The King and I”) and leading actress in a play, Helen Mirren (“The Audience”), Elisabeth Moss (“The Heidi Chronicles”), Carey Mulligan (“Skylight”) and Ruth Wilson (“Constellations”), alongside “Hand to God” star Geneva Carr.
Lead actress in a musical nomination include Kristin Chenoweth (“On the 20th Century”), Kelli O’Hara (“The King and I”) and Chita Rivera (“The Visit”) — square off in a race with Leanne Cope (“American in Paris”) and Beth Malone (“Fun Home”).
Further information to come detailing award presenters and performances for the night and the complete list of 2015 nominations and other news and information is available at www.tonyawards.com