Hosted by Emmy Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris, the evening will feature appearances by: Ellen Barkin, Candice Bergen, Matthew Broderick, Jessica Chastain, Sheryl Crow, Nick Jonas, Angela Lansbury, Ricky Martin, James Marsden, Ricky Martin, Jim Parsons, Mandy Patinkin, Tyler Perry, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Plummer, Paul Rudd, Amanda Seyfried, Ben Vereen among others.
The Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards honors theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. This year marks the 66th anniversary of the Tony Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Ballroom.
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ABOUT THE TONY AWARDS
The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Nick Scandalios is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, Theodore S. Chapin is Chairman and Heather Hitchens 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 the Executive Producers of the 2012 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2012 Tony Awards.
IBM, an official information technology partner of the Tony Awards, develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards website, www.TonyAwards.com. Audemars Piguet is the presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet and Green Room. United Airlines is the official airline of the Tony Awards. Avis is the official rental car of the Tony Awards. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is the official hotel partner of the Tony Awards, sponsor of the Creative Arts Awards and host of the Tony Nominee Luncheon, and Tony Eve Cocktail Party presenting the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. Nexxus Salon Hair Care is the official beauty partner of the Tony Awards. Royal Caribbean International is the official cruise line partner of the Tony Awards. The New York Times is the official media partner of the Tony Awards.