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Get ready to be dazzled by some of the finest performers on the planet when the Tony Awards air on Sunday, June 12th on CBS from 8:00 – 11:00 PM.
This is the music which defines me as an artist and as a teacher. The vast array of styles and genres in this beloved form of music challenges the best and the brightest. Even Classical Singers have interpreted some of the glorious songs from the Broadway Genre for, in fact, it takes unparalleled skill and technique to sing many of these songs.
In the wake of the horrendous Orlando tragedy, the Tony Awards show is dedicated to those affected by this tragic event. You can read more HERE. Our hearts and our prayers are with the victims and their family members and friends at this devastating time.
Here is what to expect from this year’s spectacular show:
” Tony Awards have announced many of the stars and shows that will take the stage at the 70th Annual Tony Awards®. More names will be added later, so check back often.
The 2016 Tony Awards will be broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 12th 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET (PT time delay 8:00 p.m.) and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
You can also watch the Tony Awards online with CBS All Access!
(Live stream is available in select markets. Visit CBS.com/all-access for details.)
The high-energy evening will feature performances from the 2016 Tony-nominated Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical shows, including:
Tony nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Adrienne Warren and the cast of Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Tony nominees Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski and the cast of She Loves Me
Tony nominee Alex Brightman and the cast of School of Rock-The Musical
Tony nominee Danny Burstein and the cast of Fiddler on the Roof
Tony nominees Danielle Brooks and Cynthia Erivo and the cast of The Color Purple
Tony nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson and Daveed Diggs and the cast of Hamilton
Tony nominees Sara Bareilles, Christopher Fitzgerald and Jessie Mueller and the cast of Waitress
Tony nominee Carmen Cusack and the cast of Bright Star
The cast of Spring Awakening.
The Tony Awards upholds a valued tradition of recognizing the excellence of the entire Broadway season each year. The telecast will also feature a not-to-be missed performance by Gloria Estefan and the cast of On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan.
Uzo Aduba, Cate Blanchett, Tony Nominee Edie Brickell, Claire Danes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Carole King, Diane Lane, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Tony Nominee Steve Martin, Marlee Matlin, Audra McDonald, Patina Miller, Andrew Rannells, Saoirse Ronan, Barbra Streisand, Blair Underwood, Oprah Winfrey, Christian Borle, Common, Josh Groban, Nikki M. James, Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera, Keri Russell, Meg Ryan, Aaron Tveit, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have been added to this year’s star-studded line-up of presenters who will take the stage at the 2016 Tony Awards.”
Wow! now that’s a line-up! I am all set for the night. How about you? Come on – join in the fun and add your thoughts in the comments section. I cannot WAIT to see the Hamilton Performance. Can you?