Sheik and Bostwick Will Be Tony Presenters

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Original Grease star Barry Bostwick and Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening composer Duncan Sheik are the final additions to the starry list of presenters for the 62nd Annual Tony Awards, which will be presented June 15 at Radio City Music Hall.

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Duncan Sheik Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Bostwick and Sheik will join the previously announced presenters Gabriel Byrne, Julie Chen, Harry Connick, Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Mandy Patinkin, David Hyde Pierce, Lily Tomlin, John Waters, Alec Baldwin, Kristin Chenoweth, Glenn Close, Richard Griffiths, Laura Linney, John Lithgow, Liza Minnelli, Mary-Louise Parker, Daniel Radcliffe, Brooke Shields and Marisa Tomei.

Stage and screen star Whoopi Goldberg will host the 62nd Annual Tony Awards, which will be broadcast on CBS-TV 8-11 PM ET. Tony Award winners Michael Cerveris and Julie White will host the presentation of several 2008 Tony Awards, the Creative Arts Awards, prior to the actual Tony Awards telecast on CBS.

The Creative Arts Awards, according to the Tony website, "honor behind-the-scenes excellence on Broadway." These awards also include the presentation of the Regional Theatre Tony Award (to Chicago Shakespeare Theater).

The Creative Arts Awards will be presented at approximately 7:10 PM ET at Radio City Music Hall and will be webcast live on TonyAwards.com.

The Tony evening begins at 6 PM ET with live Red Carpet coverage of the arrival of the evening's stars, also webcast at TonyAwards.com. The Red Carpet arrivals will be followed by the aforementioned Creative Awards and the 8 PM TV broadcast of the 2008 Tony Awards. Tony watchers can expect musical numbers from 13 currently running Broadway shows, including the four Best Musical nominees (Cry-Baby, In the Heights, Passing Strange and Xanadu) and the four Best Musical Revival nominees (Grease, Gypsy, Sunday in the Park With George and South Pacific) as well as A Catered Affair, The Little Mermaid, Young Frankenstein, The Lion King and Rent.

The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. CBS has broadcast the annual event since 1978.

For more information visit www.TonyAwards.com.

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