The 2-hour, 30-minute special will air 5:30-8 PM ET on TonyAwards.com, CBS.com, Playbill.com and TimeOut.com.
Criss and Osnes will be joined by George Takei, serving as the live stream’s official fan correspondent; Randi Zuckerberg as the tech/social correspondent; Playbill editor-in-chief Blake Ross as the theatre correspondent; and Emilio Sosa as the fashion correspondent.
Viewers, according to press notes, "will feel like they are right in the action, enjoying interviews with the 2015 Tony Nominees from the red carpet as they arrive for Broadway’s biggest night. In partnership with Stage17.tv and Playbill, the live special will also showcase exclusive behind-the-scenes features showcasing the nominated shows and actors of 2014-2015 Broadway season."
"There is no experience quite like being on the Tony Awards red carpet. The energy and excitement of the nominees, presenters and performers as they are about the enter Radio City Music Hall is exhilarating, and we are thrilled to share this unique experience with Broadway fans around the world – live – for the first time," Heather Hitchens, president of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St Martin, president of The Broadway League, said in a joint statement.
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.