This Sunday, June 9th, 2019 is theatre’s big night, the Tony Awards telecast on CBS. The best of Broadway’s plays and musicals will be on display as they square-off in categories in including Best Play and Best Musical. The ceremony telecast will be live from Radio City Music Hall, airing from 8 PM to 11 PM (ET/PT on delay). Late night talk show host and Tony winner James Corden will host the event presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
The show will be brimming with performances from many of Broadway’s celebrated plays and musicals including Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations; Beetlejuice; The Cher Show; Choir Boy; Hadestown; Kiss Me, Kate; Oklahoma!; The Prom and Tootsie. The evening will also feature a special performance by Tony Award-winning actress Cynthia Erivo.
It will be a star-studded event with appearances by Sara Bareilles, Laura Benanti, Abigail Breslin, David Byrne, Vanessa Carlton, Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tina Fey, Sutton Foster, Josh Groban, Danai Gurira, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christopher Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Shirley Jones, Regina King, Jane Krakowski, Isabelle Stevenson Award recipient Judith Light, Laura Linney, Lucy Liu, Aasif Mandvi, Audra McDonald, Sienna Miller, Catherine O’Hara, Tony Nominee Kelli O’Hara, Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Anthony Ramos, Andrew Rannells, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Michael Shannon, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marisa Tomei, Samira Wiley and BeBe Winans. Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, and Danny Burstein will co-host the pre-telecast Creative Arts Awards.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.