HANK AZARIA, GLENN CLOSE, BERNADETTE PETERS, MARK RUFFALO, LIEV SCHREIBER, KYRA SEDGWICK AND OPRAH WINFREY HAVE BEEN ADDED AS PRESENTERS FOR "THE 60TH ANNUAL TONY� AWARDS," TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL IN NEW YORK CITY, JUNE 11 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Hank Azaria, Glenn Close, Bernadette Peters, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Kyra Sedgwick and Oprah Winfrey have been added as presenters for this year's THE 60TH ANNUAL TONY� AWARDS, live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 11 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET, delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Previously announced presenters are Ralph Fiennes, Eric McCormack, Cynthia Nixon, Anna Paquin, Julia Roberts, Martin Short and Alfre Woodard.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Tony Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Ballroom. It will be the ninth year that the TONY� AWARDS are held at the historic Radio City Music Hall.
The Tonys were founded in memorial to Antoinette ("Tony") Perry, the American Theatre Wing's World War II chairperson. The winners are selected by the governing board of Actors Equity, The Dramatists Guild, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the United Scenic Artists, the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, the Casting Society of America, the American Theatre Wing and members of the League of American Theatres and Producers, as well as journalists.
THE 60TH ANNUAL TONY� AWARDS are presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss, who won an Emmy Award for the 2002 broadcast, will also serve as director for the seventh consecutive year. Elizabeth Ireland McCann returns as managing producer and Joey Parnes will serve as coordinating producer for Tony Award Productions.
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