One of the best things about the Tony Awards is that it’s one long night full of the past year’s best Broadway shows, and with a medley of performances from the most popular musicals. This Sunday’s award show promises to be nothing less than the best, with Neil Patrick Harris hosting for the third time.
As is typical, this year’s Tony awards will include performances from the shows nominated for Best Musical — Newsies, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Once, Evita, Follies, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Leap of Faith. But it’s not just musicals that get to have all the fun; shows nominated for Best Play, including End of the Rainbow, Peter and the Starcatcher, and One Man, Two Guvnors, are also set to perform. And, surprising many is the fact that some shows not even nominated are also going to put on a show. Two of those acts will be put on by Ghost the Musical and Godspell.
Along with the biggest stars singing and dancing across the stage, those watching the Tony awards will also be able to see some of their favorite celebrities presenting at the event. Currently some of those names include: Ellen Barkin, Candice Bergen, Jessica Chastain, Sheryl Crow, Nick Jonas, Angela Lansbury, Tyler Perry, Trey Parker, James Marsden, Paul Rudd, and Bernadette Peters.
The Tony Awards will be held at the Beacon Theater in New York on Sunday, June 10, and will be aired on CBS.