Broadway will be taking center-stage in the entertainment industry in the coming weeks as excitement ramps up for this year's Tony Awards. This year's awards show will be hosted by Hugh Jackman, himself a Tony Award winner for his performance in 2004's The Boy from Oz.
Joining Jackman on stage will be many of Broadway's biggest stars, who will perform for an audience of millions. Idina Menzel, Neil Patrick Harris, and Sting are just a few of the celebrities announced this week as performers for the 68th Annual Tony Awards.
Highlighting this year's show is Idina Menzel who will be performing a number from If/Then. Menzel has won two Tony Awards in the past: one in 1996 for her performance in Rent and one in 2004 for her role as Elphaba in Wicked. This year the actress is up for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her role in If/Then.
Musician Sting will appear during the show with a song from his upcoming musical The Last Ship. Alan Cumming will take the stage in a number from Cabaret.
Cast performances will also return as a feature of this year's Tony Awards. Neil Patrick Harris, former host of the Tony Awards, will lead the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch in a musical performance. The cast of Wicked will also appear at the show to celebrate that musical's 10th anniversary.
In addition to the performances, the show will be packed with celebrities. Bradley Cooper, Will Ferrell, Kate Mara, Kevin Bacon, Clint Eastwood, Zach Braff, Patricia Clarkson, and many others will take the stage to announce winners.
The 68th Annual Tony Awards will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 8. The three-hour ceremony will be broadcast on CBS starting at 8 pm EDT.
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