Zach Braff, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Marvin Hamlisch, Marcia Gay Harden, Mark Indelicato, John Kander, Patti LuPone, Bebe Neuwirth, Donny Osmond, Bernadette Peters, and Ben Vereen have been added as presenters for The American Theatre Wing's 61st Annual Tony Awards, to be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The awards honor theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.
Previously announced performers for the 2007 Tony Awards are Fantasia of "The Color Purpl" and current nominees "110 in the Shade," "Company," "A Chorus Line," "Curtains," "Grey Gardens," "Mary Poppins" and "Spring Awakening."
Previously announced presenters are Harry Connick, Jr., Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Brian Dennehy, Carla Gugino, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Heche, Marg Helgenberger, Judd Hirsch, Felicity Huffman, Eddie Izzard, Melina Kanakaredes, Jane Krakowski, Angela Lansbury, Robert Sean Leonard, John Mahoney, Audra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon, Bernadette Peters, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Plummer, Liev Schreiber, Kevin Spacey, John Turturro, Usher, Sam Waterston, Vanessa Williams, Rainn Wilson and The Jersey Boys -- Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer and John Lloyd Young.
Nominees in the 25 competitive categories were announced on Tuesday, May 15. The Tony Awards, presented by the American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theatres and Producers, have been broadcast on CBS since 1978. This year marks the 10th anniversary that the Tonys are being 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.