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Cate Blanchett, Laura Linney, And Kevin Kline Demonstrate Their Acting Chops Tony Award host Kevin Spacey also joins the performance fun on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Posted on Jun 6, 2017 01:10pm


The road to the Tony Awards® often leads through the Ed Sullivan Theater.

That's where Stephen Colbert welcomes many of Broadway's brightest stars to sit down and chat on The Late Show. Sometimes, these talented thespians will treat us to an unconventional performance.

Before she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her work in The Present, Cate Blanchett showed that she can bring any written word to life—even an Amazon Q&A:






Nominated in the same category for her performance in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, perhaps Laura Linney could get a Cleo for her work in this pair of commercials for Yesterday's Coffee:






Kevin Kline's work in Present Laughter earned him a nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play. He knows a thing or two about stagecraft, so after discussing life as an actor, he taught Stephen the art of the bow:






Of course, the Tony Awards are being hosted this year by Kevin Spacey. An acting idol, himself, he surprised his idol, Carol Burnett, when he joined her interview in character as Jimmy Stewart—and read a poem:





Watch the 71st Annual Tony Awards live on Sunday, June 11 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Watch all-new episodes of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on CBS and CBS All Access.