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In a statement the Emmy-winning "Will & Grace" star said, "I am absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Tony Awards. As the new guy on Broadway, it's an honor to be included in the established alumni."
The Tony Awards will air live on CBS from 8-11 PM ET. The Tonys are presented by The Broadway League and The American Theatre Wing.
The evening will be executive produced by Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment.
Producer Weiss added, "We couldn’t be more excited about Sean carrying on the tradition of excellent hosts, for the Tony Awards. Sean's humor, charm and natural ability on the stage will make an already great show, even better."