Media Release: Monday, June 1, 2015
Foxtel 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 next 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”.
Joining the hosts to present are Bradley Cooper, Neil Patrick Harris, Jim Parsons, Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Tisdale, Bryan Cranston, Joe Manganiello, Kiefer Sutherland, Anna Chlumsky, Larry David, Jason Alexander, Misty Copeland, Sting, David Hyde Pierce, Debra Messing, Rita Wilson, Rose Byrne and Taylor Shilling among others.
The entertainment-packed 2015 Tony Awards ceremony will feature performances from the 2015 Tony-nominated shows in the Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical categories, including Tony Awards Co-Host Kristin Chenoweth and the cast of “On the Twentieth Century”. 2015 Tony nominees Brian d’Arcy James, Christian Borle, Brad Oscar and the cast of “Something Rotten!” Nominee Chita Rivera and the cast of “The Visit” and Tony Nominees Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe and the cast of “The King and I”; and The casts of “On the Town”, “Fun Home” and “An American in Paris”.
This year’s telecast will also feature other not-to-be missed performances from this season’s Broadway shows including, Vanessa Hudgens, 2015 Tony Nominee Victoria Clark, and the cast of “Gigi”. As well as Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer, and the cast of “Finding Neverland” and Tyne Daly and the cast of “It Shoulda Been You”.
“An American in Paris” and “Fun Home” are 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.
For the complete list of 2015 nominations and other news and information is available at www.tonyawards.com