Television

Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks among this year’s Tony Award presenters

 
CBS has unveiled a few this year’s 2013 Tony Awards presenters, including Hollywood and stage talents like Scarlett Johansson and Tom Hanks. The event is scheduled to take place in just a few days, here are the details.
 
This year marks the 67th Annual Tony Awards, which will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 9 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Set to present the best of the Broadway season are Tony nominee Tom Hanks and actors Scarlett Johansson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Jesse Eisenberg, Jon Cryer (TWO AND A HALF MEN) and Martha Plimpton. As previously announced, actor Neil Patrick Harris (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER) will host the awards show, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. More presenters and performers will be announced at a later date.
 
The original Tony Awards were held on April 6, 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom. The ceremonies are presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.
 
The June 2011 broadcast of “The 65th Annual Tony Awards” was honored this past year with four Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Special Class Program, Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss will also serve as director for the 14th consecutive year.