TonyAwards.com will offer a live webcast of those seven awards beginning at 7:15 PM ET. The CBS broadcast begins at 8 PM. Although the seven categories have not been officially announced, they will likely include Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Musical and Best Orchestrations.
The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards are "bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement." The Tonys are presented by the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing.
Presenters for the 61st Annual Tony Awards include Zach Braff, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Marvin Hamlisch, Marcia Gay Harden, Mark Indelicato, John Kander, Patti LuPone, Bebe Neuwirth, Donny Osmond, Ben Vereen, 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 Tony-winning Jersey Boys: John Lloyd Young, Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer.