Groban's new CD "Stages," which was released April 28 on the Reprise Records label, is a collection of musical theatre favorites, including three duets: Kelly Clarkson is featured on "All I Ask of You" ("she can, quite simply, do anything"); Audra McDonald sings on "If I Loved You" ("in my head I heard her on this and to sing it in the room with her was a dream come true"); and trumpeter Chris Botti plays on "Old Devil Moon" ("he plays with such control and expressiveness").
No word on which song he will perform at the Tonys. Make sure to follow us on social media for all of our awards season coverage. The 2015 Tony Awards--hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming--will be broadcast on Sunday, June 7, 2015 (8-11 PM ET/PT time delay) on CBS, live from Radio City Music Hall in NYC. For information, photos, videos, and more, go to TonyAwards.com.
As previously reported, both Tony-nominated musicals and several that were not nominated in either the Best Musical or Best Revival of a Musical category will perform on the CBS telecast.
The cast of the Lincoln Center Theater revival of The King and I, led by Tony nominees Kelli O'Hara, Ruthie Ann Miles and Ken Watanabe, will perform a medley of Rodgers and Hammerstein favorites, including "Getting to Know You," "Something Wonderful" and "Shall We Dance?" The more-than 30-member cast of the acclaimed revival of On the Town will perform selections from the classic Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green score, including "New York, New York," which is led by the trio of sailors.
The Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-nominated revival of On the Twentieth Century, which stars Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher and Andy Karl, will offer a medley of tunes from the Cy Coleman, Betty Comden and Adolph Green score: "Life Is Like a Train," "Babette" and "On the 20th Century."
John Kander and Fred Ebb's The Visit will spotlight its Tony-winning (and currently Tony-nominated) star Chita Rivera, with excerpts from "Love and Love Alone" and "I Would Never Leave You" as well as a portion of the Graciela Daniele-choreographed ballet.
Fun Home, which began its life at the Public Theater before transferring to Broadway and earning 12 Tony nominations, will present its youngest Tony nominee, Sydney Lucas, who will perform Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron's "Ring of Keys."
The new musical Something Rotten!, which comically explores the creation of the Broadway musical, will offer "A Musical," the show-stopping tribute to the art form led by Tony nominees Brad Oscar and Brian d'Arcy James.