Today came the news that Hugh Jackman will host the 2014 Tony Awards. The past few Tonys’ telecasts have been overwhelmingly successful thanks to the knock-out talent of triple-threat Neil Patrick Harris.
However, this year, Harris will be on Broadway in the upcoming original production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. So CBS called in Tony winner and fellow triple threat Hugh Jackman, star of the Les Mis film adaptation (and some other films).
The Tonys will be on CBS on June 8, 2014.
From the press release:
Tony Award winner, Academy Award® nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor Hugh Jackman returns to host “The 68th Annual Tony Awards” live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 8 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be Jackman’s fourth time hosting the Tony Awards. He previously hosted the 57th, 58th, and 59th Annual Tony Awards. Jackman received an Emmy Award for hosting the 58th Annual Tony Awards in the category of Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.
“We are thrilled that Hugh will be joining us, once again, at Radio City Music Hall to host ‘The 68th Annual Tony Awards,’” said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing. “Hugh is an extraordinary talent and loyal supporter of the Broadway community – whether he is on-stage or in the audience – and we are honored to have him back as host.”
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