Tony Awards draw the stars as presenters


We don’t know yet which stars will be on stage to receive Tony Awards June 7th on CBS, but we do know that plenty of stars will be on stage – to present awards to the winners. And no doubt they will be looking good, since the show will be in HD for the first time.

CBS announced a Broadway and Hollywood who’s who of presenters: Lucie Arnaz, Kate Burton, Kristin Chenoweth, Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Edie Falco, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher, Jane Fonda, Hallie Foote, James Gandolfini, Lauren Graham, Colin Hanks, Marcia Gay Harden, Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Lange, Frank Langella, Angela Lansbury, Audra McDonald, David Hyde Pierce, Piper Perabo, Oliver Platt, Susan Sarandon, Kevin Spacey, John Stamos and Chandra Wilson. All will appear as presenters on “The 63rd Annual Tony Awards” live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 7 (8:00-11:00 pm, live ET; delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  As previously announced, Neil Patrick Harris, star of the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother,” will host the awards show.

The annual gala, presented by Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing, have been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tonys were founded in 1947 as a memorial to Antoinette (“Tony”) Perry, the American Theatre Wing’s World War II chairperson. 

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment return as executive producers.  Weiss, who won an Emmy Award for the 2005 broadcast, will also serve as director for the ninth consecutive year.