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Tuesday, 24 May 2011 10:11

The Tony Awards Announces First Round of Presenters for 65th Annual Tony Awards

PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR

BROADWAY’S BIGGEST NIGHT 

THE 2011 TONY AWARDS

Stars to Take Center Stage at the 65th Annual Tony Awards

Broadcast Live, from the Beacon Theatre on CBS, Sunday, June 12th

New York, NY (May 24, 2011) – The Tony Awards today announced presenters for the 65th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.  The 2011 Tony Awards will air live on CBS, on Sunday, June 12th 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay) and are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

Hosted by Emmy winner Neil Patrick Harris, the evening will feature appearances by: Daniel Radcliffe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Alec Baldwin, Samuel L. Jackson, Kelsey Grammer, Viola Davis, Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones, Harry Connick, Jr., Christie Brinkley, David Hyde Pierce, Marg Helgenberger, Matthew Broderick, Angela Lansbury, Jim Parsons, Joel Grey, Patrick Wilson, Robert Morse and many others.

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. 

For more information on the Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com. Follow us on Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards & Twitter.com/TheTonyAwards.

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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, 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 the Executive Producers of the 2011 Tony Awards.  Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2011 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. United Airlines is the official airline of the Tony Awards. Audemars Piguet is the presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet.   InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is the official and exclusive Hotel Partner for the 2011 Tony Awards and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is the Title Sponsor of the Creative Arts Awards.  Visa is the official and exclusive card of the Tony Awards.  Avis is the official rental car of the Tony Awards. USA TODAY is the official media partner of the Tony Awards.