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69Th Annual Tony Awards Set To Entertain You With a Record Number of Performances


 Tony Awards 

Picture Credit: The Tonys

Get ready to be dazzled by some of the finest performers on the planet when the Tony Awards air on Sunday, June 7th on CBS from 8:00 – 11:00 PM. 

Yes, Broadway fans – this is your night!  And mine!  I am a Broadway Baby at heart and nothing makes me happier than to see and hear some of the finest singers, dancers, musicians and actors come together to celebrate their impeccable craft. 

The 69th Tony Awards is set to dazzle you like never before.  It is a blockbuster show with a record number  of performers.

Also, you can check out the list of nominees HERE.  I have to get to New York sooner than later because the only nominees familiar to me are Kristin Chenoweth, Helen Mirren, Bradley Cooper, Chita Rivera and Christian Borle.  I truly live under a dome. 

Here is the Official News Release From The Tonys Official Website:

 2015 Tony Awards to Feature More Performers on Stage Than Ever Before!

The 69th Annual Tony Awards® are just a few days away, and the CBS telecast is now taking shape. Hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming and broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, the 2015 Tony Awards bring together the biggest talents in theatre, TV, film, and music together on one stage for one night only.

This year’s Tony Awards will feature more talent on stage than ever before. Upwards of 175 performers will join Josh Groban on-stage for a special performance – the most performers in a single number in Tony Awards history.

The entertainment-packed evening will also feature performances of the following numbers from the 2015 Tony-nominated shows in the Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical categories:

A medley of “Life Is Like A Train,” “On the 20th Century,” “I’ve Got It All” and “Babette,” featuring 2015 Tony Nominee and Tony Awards co-host Kristin Chenoweth and the cast of On the Twentieth Century.
“Getting to Know You” and “Shall We Dance?” from The King and I, featuring 2015 Tony Nominees Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe and Ruthie Ann Miles.

“Ring of Keys” from Fun Home, featuring 2015 Tony Nominees Sydney Lucas, Michael Cerveris and Beth Malone.

“A Musical” featuring 2015 Tony Nominees Brian d’Arcy James, Brad Oscar and the cast of Something Rotten!

A medley of “An American in Paris (pas de deux),” “’S Wonderful” and “I Got Rhythm,” featuring 2015 Tony Nominees Leanne Cope, Robert Fairchild, Brandon Uranowitz, Max von Essen and the cast of An American in Paris.

“Love and Love Alone” and “I Would Never Leave You,” featuring 2015 Tony Nominee Chita Rivera and the cast of The Visit.

A medley of “Lucky to Be Me,” “New York, New York,” and “Times Square Ballet” featuring 2015 Tony Nominee Tony Yazbeck and the cast of On the Town.

Upholding the Tony Awards’ valued tradition of recognizing the excellence of the entire Broadway season each year, this year’s telecast will also feature not-to-be missed performances from this season’s new musicals including:

“The Night They Invented Champagne” featuring Vanessa Hudgens, Corey Cott, 2015 Tony Nominee Victoria Clark and the cast of Gigi.

“Stronger” from Finding Neverland, featuring past Tony-nominees Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer.

“Jenny’s Blues” from It Shoulda Been You, featuring Lisa Howard, Adam Heller and past Tony-winner Tyne Daly.

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary on Broadway, the current Broadway cast of Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will perform “Oh What a Night.”

Broadway’s biggest night, hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will feature appearances by Bradley Cooper, Neil Patrick Harris, Jim Parsons, Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Tisdale, Bryan Cranston, Joe Manganiello, Kiefer Sutherland, Anna Chlumsky, Larry David, Jason Alexander, Misty Copeland, Sting, Corey Stoll, David Hyde Pierce, Debra Messing, Jennifer Nettles, Marg Helgenberger, Rita Wilson, Rose Byrne, Thomas Sadoski, Sutton Foster, Taye Diggs, Taylor Schilling, Bobby Cannavale and Tommy Tune, among others.

The 2015 Tony Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, June 7th, 2015 (8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Tony Awards, which honors theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978.
The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

Woah – I am on entertainment overload here and the show hasn’t even aired yet! What a lineup!

Will you join me and watch?  If so, don’t forget to leave a comment or two in the comments section. 

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About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

One Response to “69Th Annual Tony Awards Set To Entertain You With a Record Number of Performances”

  1. What a wonderful show! I always love the snippets of musicals and they were so awesome this year. Alex Sharp seemed genuinely shocked to have won (right out of school, who wouldn’t be shocked?!). And yay, Kelli O’Hara finally won!

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