Barbra Streisand returns to the Tony Awards, after 45 year hiatus
Barbra Streisand is coming back the Tony Awards’ stage, something that hasn’t happened since she appeared in 1970.
The EGOT winner will be a presenter at this year’s event, which will be broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Sunday, June 12th. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, the event will be available on CBS.
As previously announced, Broadway’s biggest night will feature appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Carole King, Audra McDonald, Saoirse Ronan, Patina Miller and Nathan Lane, among others. Additional presenters will be announced soon.
Streisand next releases “ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,” her third and long-awaited Broadway album, later in 2016. Streisand’s “The Broadway Album” and “Back to Broadway” released in 1985 and 1993, respectively, both went multi-platinum.
Streisand’s appearance at the Tony Awards precedes the legendary recording artist’s nine-city August North American concert tour “THE MUSIC…THE MEM’RIES…THE MAGIC!”
With the longest span of number one albums in history, Streisand has recorded 52 gold, 31 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums in her career. She is the only woman to make the All-Time Top 10 Best Selling Artists list.
Widely recognized as an icon in multiple entertainment fields, Streisand has attained unprecedented achievements as a recording artist, actor, concert performer, director, producer, author and songwriter.
In total, Streisand has been awarded two Oscars, five Emmys, 10 Golden Globes, eight Grammys plus two special Grammys and two CableACE Awards – the only artist to receive honors in all of those fields of endeavor.
Streisand also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama this past November. Her many other honors include the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Endowment for the Arts Medal, three Peabody Awards and the French Légion d’Honneur.
She is also the first female film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors.