Laura Benanti and Katie Finneran Will Host "Creative Arts" Portion of Tony Awards

Tony winners Laura Benanti and Katie Finneran will host the creative arts awards portion of the 65th annual Tony Awards on June 12.

Laura Benanti
Laura Benanti (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

These awards — for designers, directors, choreographers, songwriters and librettists — have traditionally been presented in the hour leading up to the 8 PM start of the network broadcast on CBS. Complete details about the presentation have not been announced.

It's not clear if Benanti (a Tony winner for Gypsy, and a 2011 nominee for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) and Finneran ( Noises Off and Promises, Promises) and the creative arts winners will have a larger presence on the national telecast.

The 2011 Tony Awards, celebrating excellence in the 2010-11 Broadway season, will be presented at the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side. Neil Patrick Harris will host the ceremony. CBS broadcasts the awards 8-11 PM (ET).