The third round of presenters has been announced for THE 70TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, live from the Beacon Theatre in NYC this Sunday, June 12 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT), on the CBS Television Network. The added presenters are Christian Borle, Common, Josh Groban, Nikki M. James, Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera, Keri Russell, Meg Ryan, Aaron Tveit, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Tony Award winner James Corden, host of THE LATE LATE SHOW, will host the awards show for the first time. Previously announced presenters include Uzo Aduba, Cate Blanchett, Claire Danes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Carole King, Diane Lane, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Marlee Matlin, Audra McDonald, Patina Miller, Andrew Rannells, Saoirse Ronan, Blair Underwood, Oprah Winfrey and 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Legendary EGOT and show business icon Barbra Streisand will also present.
The event that honors Broadway will feature 10 performances from the 2016 Tony-nominated Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical shows, including SHUFFLE ALONG, OR THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED; SHE LOVES ME; SCHOOL OF ROCK; FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; THE COLOR PURPLE; HAMILTON; WAITRESS; BRIGHT STAR; and SPRING AWAKENING, as well as a not-to-be-missed performance from ON YOUR FEET.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the TONY Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947, to honor theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. The ceremony is presented by Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.
Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss will also serve as director for the 17th consecutive year.