THE 2010 TONY AWARDS®
PROMISES UNFORGETTABLE EVENING OF PERFORMANCES
The American Theatre Wing’s 2010 Tony Awards Will be Broadcast Live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS, Sunday, June 13th, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
New York, NY (June 2, 2010) – The Tony Awards today announced their line-up of performances for the 64th Annual Tony Awards Telecast on Sunday, June 13th. The show will be packed with entertainment from start to finish including a phenomenal opening and performances by Tony-nominated Best Musicals American Idiot, Fela!, Memphis and Million Dollar Quartet as well as the Tony-nominated Best Musical Revivals La Cage aux Folles featuring Kelsey Grammer, A Little Night Music featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ragtime. Also taking the stage throughout the evening will be Green Day, Glee’s Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison, as well as cast members from Come Fly Away, Everyday Rapture and Promises, Promises.
This year’s telecast will feature a special presentation of the Tony-nominated Best Play and Best Play revivals. The presentation will feature Denzel Washington and Viola Davis from Fences; Justin Bartha, Anthony LaPaglia and Tony Shalhoub from Lend Me a Tenor; Jan Maxwell and Rosemary Harris of The Royal Family; Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson from A View from the Bridge; Laura Benanti and Michael Cerveris from In the Next Room or the vibrator play; Patrick Breen and Patrick Heusinger of Next Fall; Laura Linney and Brian d’Arcy James from Time Stands Still; andAlfred Molina and Eddie Redmaynefrom Red.
As previously announced Antonio Banderas, Cate Blanchett, Michael Douglas, Scarlett Johansson, Lucy Liu, Helen Mirren, Chris Noth, Bernadette Peters, David Hyde Pierce and Raquel Welch will also be appearing throughout the evening.
The Tony Awards will be broadcast live in HD, from Radio City Music Hall on CBS, Sunday, June 13th, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). The 2010 Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. To view the live Tony Awards pre-telecast, please log onto www.TonyAwards.com at 7:00 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, June 13th.
The Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.
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ABOUT THE TONY AWARDS
The 2010 American Theatre Wing’s Tonys Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Paul Libin is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, Theodore S. Chapin is Chairman and Howard Sherman is Executive Director. For Tony Award Productions, Alan Wasser and Allan Williams of Alan Wasser Associates are the General Managers. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are Executive Producers of the 2010 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2010 Tony Awards.
IBM, an official information technology partner of the Tony Awards, develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards web site, www.TonyAwards.com. BroadwayWorld.com is an official content partner of TonyAwards.com. Chong + Koster is the official digital strategy consultant of TonyAwards.com.
Continental Airlines is an official supporter of the Tony Awards as the official airline of the Tony Awards.
Audemars Piguet is the presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet.
Macy’s is an official partner of the Tony Awards. Promotional partners for Macy's Ticket to the Tonys include USA TODAY and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts are the official sponsor of the Tony Awards Creative Arts Awards, which are presented live on www.TonyAwards.com from Radio City Music Hall immediately preceding the Tony telecast.
Avis is the official rental car of the Tony Awards.
USA Today is the official media partner of the Tony Awards and Van Wagner is a media partner of the Tony Awards.
iXP is the official sponsor of the Tony Awards Times Square simulcast to be broadcast on the Clear Channel Spectacolor screen.