A Chorus Line's Lopez Hosts Tony Preview TV Concert June 7

Tony Awards   A Chorus Line's Lopez Hosts Tony Preview TV Concert June 7 Mario Lopez, who is making his Broadway debut in A Chorus Line, hosts "The Visa Signature Tony Awards Preview Concert," which airs in the metropolitan area on WCBS-TV, Channel 2 June 7 at 7 PM ET.

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Mario Lopez hosted "The Visa Signature Tony Awards Preview Concert" Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The Tony special, which was taped May 11 at Jazz at Lincoln Center, will feature performances from A Catered Affair, Cry-Baby, Grease, Gypsy, In the Heights, Passing Strange, South Pacific, Sunday in the Park With George, The Little Mermaid and Xanadu as well as interviews with 2008 Tony nominees Patrick Stewart, Kate Fleetwood, Laurence Fishburne, Laurie Metcalf, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Wopat, Andrea Martin, Deanna Dunagan, Paulo Szot, Rob Ashford, Jenna Russell, Stew, Mark Rylance and Chris Fitzgerald.

TV watchers can expect to hear "Finishing the Hat" (Sunday in the Park with George), "Do Ya" (Xanadu), "Part of Your World" (The Little Mermaid), "Screw Loose" (Cry-Baby), "Mom's Song" (Passing Strange), "Bali Ha'i" (South Pacific), "If Momma Was Married" (Gypsy), "Our Only Daughter" (A Catered Affair), "Sandy"/"Hopelessly Devoted" (Grease) and "When You're Home" (In the Heights).

A list of broadcast dates and times in local markets follows:
KOVR-TV (Sacramento), Saturday, June 7 at 3 PM
WCBS-TV (New York), Saturday, June 7 at 7 PM
WLMS-TV (Lansing, MI), Saturday, June 7 at 7 PM
WFOR-TV (Miami), Saturday, June 7 at 1 PM
KCNC (Denver), Sunday, June 8 at 11 AM
WBBM-TV (Chicago), Sunday, June 8 at 12 PM
WNEG-TV (Toccoa, GA), Sunday, June 8 at 1 PM
WWJ-TV (Detroit), Sunday, June 8 at 2 PM
KUTV-TV (Salt Lake City), Sunday, June 8 at 2 PM
WOIO-TV (Cleveland), Friday, June 13 at 7 PM
KYW-TV (Philadelphia), Sunday, June 15 at 11 AM
WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), Sunday, June 15 at 11 AM
KCBS-TV (Los Angeles), Sunday, June 15 at 1 PM
KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh), Sunday, June 15 at 1 PM
KPIX-TV (San Francisco), Sunday, June 15 at 1 PM
KTVT-TV (Dallas), Sunday, June 15 at 2 PM
WUSA-TV (Washington, DC), Sunday, June 15 at 2 PM
WBZ-TV (Boston), Sunday, June 15 at 4 PM

Stage and screen star Whoopi Goldberg will host the 62nd Annual Tony Awards, which will be presented June 15. CBS-TV will broadcast the event live from Radio City Music Hall, 8-11 PM ET. (Red-carpet arrivals will begin at 6 PM).

The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. CBS has broadcast the annual event since 1978. Visit TonyAwards.com for more information.