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‘Tony Awards 2019’ to Premiere in June on CBS

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CBS has set a date for 73rd Annual Tony Awards. The big event will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 9th at 8pm on CBS. The Tony Awards honor theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, the special has been broadcast on CBS since 1978.

Next year marks the 73rd anniversary of the Annual Tony Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom. The ceremony is presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.

The nominations for this year’s awards aren’t out yet, but the full list of nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards will be announced on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. This year Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss will also serve as director for the 19th consecutive year.

Last year Tony Award nominees Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban hosted the show for the very first time, the duo were a big hit on social-media together. Last year Bruce Springsteen made rare television appearance for the special, performing live on the show. Springsteen receive a Special Tony Award for his ongoing engagement, “Springsteen on Broadway”.

A few of the big names in shows last year were “The Band’s Visit,” “Carousel,” “Frozen,” “Mean Girls,” “My Fair Lady,” “Once on This Island,” “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical” and “SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical” and “Dear Evan Hansen”.

A few of the presenters last year were Uzo Aduba, Matt Bomer Christine Baranski, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Melissa Benoist, Erich Bergen, Rachel Bloom, Rachel Brosnahan, Tituss Burgess, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Robert De Niro, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tina Fey, James Monroe Iglehart, Christopher Jackson, Billy Joel, John Leguizamo, Patti LuPone, Tatiana Maslany, Katharine McPhee, Matthew Morrison, Leslie Odom Jr., Kelli O’Hara, Jim Parsons, Bernadette Peters, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Chita Rivera, Amy Schumer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ming-Na Wen, Kerry Washington and Marissa Jaret Winokurz