Harvey Fierstein Will Co-Host "Tony Awards Preview," Featuring Interviews with 18 Nominees

The "2014 Tony Awards Preview," co-hosted by entertainment reporter Pat Collins and four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein, will be broadcast on CUNY TV beginning May 30 at 10 AM, 3 PM and 8:30 PM ET.

Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein (Photo by Carol Rosegg)

An encore broadcast is scheduled for June 1 at noon.

Collins and Fierstein team up at Hudson Scenic Studio in Yonkers, where the set for the CBS telecast is being built and introduce segments consisting of clips and interviews in all of the leading categories, including Best Play, Best Musical, Best Revival of a Play and Best Revival of a Musical.

Among the 2014 Tony nominees interviewed are Tyne Daly, Sarah Greene, Lena Hall, Joshua Henry, James Monroe Iglehart, Latanya Richardson Jackson, Andy Karl, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Terrence McNally, Michael Mayer, Jefferson Mays, Alan Menken, Jessie Mueller, Kelli O'Hara, Bryce Pinkham, Anika Noni Rose, Tony Shalhoub and Leigh Silverman.

The program producer is Alex J. Diamond, the executives in charge of production are Gail R. Yancosek and Susan Iger, and the executive producer is Robert Isaacson.

CUNY TV is broadcast in the tri-state area on Channel 25.3, and cablecast in the five boroughs of New York City on Channel 75 (Time Warner and Optimum), Channel 77 (RCN) and Channel 30 (Verizon FiOS).