Clark and Butz to Present First 10 Tony Awards

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Tony Award winners Victoria Clark and Norbert Leo Butz will present the first ten Tony Awards prior to the three-hour June 11 CBS-TV broadcast of "The 60th Annual Tony Awards."
Victoria Clark and Norbert Leo Butz after their Tony Award wins in 2005.
Victoria Clark and Norbert Leo Butz after their Tony Award wins in 2005. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The first ten awards will be webcast exclusively at www.TonyAwards.com beginning at 7:15 PM ET on June 11. Those awards include Best Orchestrations, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Musical as well as the Regional Theatre Tony Award (Intiman Theatre of Seattle, Washington), the Special Tony Award (Sarah Jones for Bridge & Tunnel) and the Lifetime Achievement Award (Harold Prince). Although Prince will not be present — he's currently directing the Las Vegas production of The Phantom of the Opera — the CBS broadcast will feature a tribute to the veteran director-producer.

The Tony Awards website will also feature footage from the Red Carpet, courtesy of NY1 News.

Victoria Clark received a 2005 Tony Award for her performance in The Light in the Piazza. Her other Broadway credits include Cabaret, Urinetown, Titanic, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Guys and Dolls and A Grand Night for Singing. Among Clark's screen credits are "Cradle Will Rock," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Sweeney Todd in Concert." As a director, she recently helmed the 92nd Street Y's "Lyrics & Lyricists" series Serenade in Blue: The Mack Gordon Song Calvacade.

For his role as Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Norbert Leo Butz received Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Astaire and Drama League awards. He made his Broadway debut as Roger in Jonathan Larson's Rent, earned a Tony nomination for his work in the short-lived musical Thou Shalt Not and starred as Fiyero in the original Broadway cast of Wicked. Butz also appeared Off-Broadway in The Last Five Years and portrayed the Emcee in the national tour of Cabaret.

The 2006 Tony Awards will be presented June 11 at Radio City Music Hall. CBS-TV will broadcast the three-hour event live, from 8-11 PM ET. Visit www.tonyawards.com for more information.

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