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News Musical Appearances Announced!

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 05:15pm

An unforgettable night of entertainment will be featured on THE 67TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 9 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The show will include appearances by the 2013 Tony-nominated Musicals "A Christmas Story, The Musical," "Annie," "Bring It On: The Musical," "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," "Kinky Boots," "Matilda The Musical," "Motown The Musical" and "Pippin."

The evening will also feature special appearances by the casts of "Chicago," "Jersey Boys," "Newsies," "Once," "Mamma Mia," "Rock of Ages," "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark," "The Lion King" and "The Phantom of the Opera."

The night will be hosted by Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER). Laura Benanti, Alan Cumming, Jon Cryer, Jesse Eisenberg, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sally Field, Barrett Foa, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Hanks, Megan Hilty, Scarlett Johannson, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Cyndi Lauper, Audra McDonald, Matthew Morrison, Martha Plimpton, Hal Prince, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Mike Tyson, Sigourney Weaver, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Steven Van Zandt will make appearances on the awards show, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

This year marks the 67th anniversary of the TONY Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Ballroom. The ceremonies are presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.

The June 2011 broadcast of "The 65th Annual Tony Awards" was honored this past year with four Primetime Emmy® Awards: Outstanding Special Class Program, Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special.

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss will also serve as director for the 14th consecutive year.