Tony Awards Gets Starrier; Ten Additional Artists Announced for Broadway's Biggest Night

By Andrew Gans
05 Jun 2014

Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Groff
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Additional artists have been added to the starry lineup for the 68th Annual Tony Awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS beginning at 8 PM ET June 8.

Newly announced for Broadway's biggest night are Orlando Bloom, Barrett Foa, Tina Fey, Jonathan Groff, T.I., LL Cool J, Samuel L. Jackson, Judith Light, Rosie O'Donnell and Patrick Wilson.

These artists join the previously announced Kevin Bacon, Matt Bomer, Wayne Brady, Zach Braff, Kenneth Branagh, Patricia Clarkson, Bradley Cooper, Fran Drescher, Clint Eastwood, Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Vera Farmiga, Will Ferrell, Tony Goldwyn, Anna Gunn, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Carole King, Zachary Levi, Lucy Liu, Kate Mara, 2014 Tony nominee Audra McDonald, Leighton Meester, Alessandro Nivola, Zachary Quinto, Emmy Rossum and Liev Schreiber.

The broadcast from Radio City Music Hall will feature performances by 2014 Tony nominee Neil Patrick Harris and the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 2014 Tony nominee Sutton Foster with the cast of Violet, Alan Cumming and the revival of Cabaret and 2014 Tony nominee Idina Menzel, who will belt out a song from the new musical If/Then.



TV watchers will be treated to selections from nominees in the Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical categories as well as musicals that were not nominated. Expect performances from the casts of Aladdin, Les Misérables, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bullets Over Broadway and Rocky.

The cast of Wicked will return to Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary, and music legends Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Fantasia will take the stage for a performance with the cast of After Midnight. Sting will also perform a song from his upcoming musical The Last Ship, and Jennifer Hudson will perform a number from the new musical Finding Neverland. The latter will be introduced by Emmy winner Fey.

Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman will return for his fourth turn as host of the awards show.

The ceremony is presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.