Julianne Hough Skylar Astin
Julianne Hough Skylar Astin

Julianne Hough & Skylar Astin to Host Pre-Show Tony Awards Special on Pluto TV

Julianne Hough (POTUS, Dancing with the Stars) and Skylar Astin (Little Shop of Horrors, Pitch Perfect) will host The Tony Awards: Act One, a live pre-show with exclusive content that is available to viewers for free on Pluto TV – the leading free, advertiser-supported streaming television service – beginning Sunday, June 11 at 6:30-8 p.m. EST/3:30-5 p.m. PST.

Hough, star of last season’s hit Broadway play POTUS and Astin, who originated the role of Georg in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, will kick off Broadway’s biggest night with the presentation of the first round of Tony Awards during the exciting pre-show telecast.

Viewers can access The Tony Awards: Act One on their smart TV, streaming device, mobile app, or online by going to Pluto TV and clicking on the “Pluto TV Celebrity” channel (no payment, registration or sign-in required).

Immediately following, The 76th Annual Tony Awards with Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose, will air live from the historic United Palace in New York City’s Washington Heights, from 8-11 p.m., LIVE EST/5-8 p.m., LIVE PST on the CBS Television Network, and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+.

The 76th celebration will recognize all the award categories and honor the incredible artistry of the 2022-2023 season. The Tony Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, is presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing and has been broadcast on CBS since 1978.

The Tony Awards is produced in collaboration with Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, and White Cherry Entertainment. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss are executive producers for White Cherry Entertainment. Weiss will serve as director.

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