24 May 2010
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Sean Hayes, a 2010 Tony nominee for his performance in Promises, Promises, will host the 64th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards on June 13 live from Radio City Music Hall.
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."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.