Monday, June 4, 2012
Tony Awards Line-Up from CBS
The show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will include performances by the 2012 Tony-nominated Best Musicals “Newsies,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “Once,” “Evita,” “Follies,” “The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Leap of Faith” and “Ghost the Musical.”
In addition, the evening will feature performances by Best Play nominees “End of the Rainbow,” “One Man, Two Guvnors” and “Peter and the Starcatcher,” and the casts of “Ghost the Musical” and “Godspell,” featuring Corbin Bleu.
Harris an Emmy Award winner from How I Met Your Mother, will be joined on stage by presenters including: Ellen Barkin, Candice Bergen, Jessica Chastain, Sheryl Crow, Nick Jonas, Angela Lansbury, James Marsden, Trey Parker, Jim Parsons, Mandy Patinkin, Tyler Perry, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Plummer, Paul Rudd, Amanda Seyfried and Matt Stone.
The Tony Awards honor theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.
This year Tonys were first held on April 6, 1947, at the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Ballroom. They
are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tonys were founded in memorial to Antoinette (“Tony”) Perry, the American Theatre Wing's World War II chairperson.
Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss will also serve as director for the 13th consecutive year. In 2010, Kirshner and Weiss, along with host Neil Patrick Harris, earned an Emmy Award for the 63rd annual broadcast of the awards in the category of Outstanding Special Class Program.