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[06/09/10 - 07:18 AM]
Celebrity Presenters Added to Lineup for "The 64th Annual Tony(R) Awards"
Katie Holmes, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Angela Lansbury, Mark Sanchez, Danielle Radcliffe, Paula Abdul and Stanley Tucci have been added as presenters.

[via press release from CBS]

KATIE HOLMES, WILL SMITH AND JADA PINKETT SMITH, ANGELA LANSBURY, MARK SANCHEZ, DANIEL RADCLIFFE, PAULA ABDUL AND STANLEY TUCCI HAVE BEEN ADDED AS PRESENTERS ON "THE 64TH ANNUAL TONY(R) AWARDS," TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL IN NEW YORK CITY, SUNDAY, JUNE 13 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Katie Holmes, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Angela Lansbury, Mark Sanchez, Danielle Radcliffe, Paula Abdul and Stanley Tucci have been added as presenters on THE 64TH ANNUAL TONY(R) AWARDS, live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 13 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET; delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The awards honor theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

As previously announced, actor Sean Hayes ("Promises, Promises) will host the awards show. The evening will feature performances by Green Day, "Glee" stars Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison, and performances by the Tony-nominated Best Musicals "American Idiot," "Fela!," "Memphis," "Million Dollar Quartet," and the Tony-nominated Best Musical Revivals "La Cage aux Folles" featuring Kelsey Grammer, "A Little Night Music" featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones, and "Ragtime." Casts from the musicals "Come Fly Away," "Everyday Rapture," and "Promises, Promises" will also be performing throughout the evening.

Previously announced presenters for the 2010 Tony Awards include: Antonio Banderas, Justin Bartha, Patrick Breen, Laura Bell Bundy, Laura Benanti, Cate Blanchett, Michael Cerveris, Kristen Chenoweth, Viola Davis, Michael Douglas, Kelsey Grammer, Brian d´┐ŻArcy James, Rosemary Harris, Patrick Heusinger, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, Lucy Liu, Jane Maxwell, Idina Menzel, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Matthew Morrison, Chris Noth, Bernadette Peters, David Hyde Pierce, Eddie Redmayne, Tony Shaloub, Liev Schreiber, Denzel Washington and Racquel Welch.

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.

This year marks the 64th anniversary of the Tony Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947, in the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Ballroom. It will be the 13th year that the historic Radio City Music Hall is home to the Tonys. The ceremonies are presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys in 1947.

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, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, 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 Broadway League.

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss will also serve as director for the 11th consecutive year.

RATING: To Be Announced





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