Hugh Jackman to Host 2005 Tony Awards

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That Boy From Oz, Hugh Jackman — who will soon open Las Vegas' Wynn Resort with a solo concert directed by George C. Wolfe — will return as host of this year's annual Tony Awards telecast.
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

The 59th Annual Tony Awards will mark Jackman's third consecutive year as host. This year's awards will be executive produced by Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss. In a statement Weiss said, "We are very excited to be working with Hugh Jackman on the Tony Awards again. Hugh has proved himself time and time again to be the perfect host, with all the talent fitting for a show honoring the exceptional talents of the Broadway community."

As previously announced, the 2005 Tony Awards will once again be held at Radio City Music Hall and will be broadcast by CBS from 8 to 11 PM. Sunday, June 5 is the date.

Hugh Jackman received a Tony Award for his portrayal of the late Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz. He received an Olivier Award nomination for his work in the London revival of Oklahoma! and an MO Award for his performance as Joe Gillis in the Australian production of Sunset Boulevard. Jackman's film credits include "The X-Men," "Someone Like You," "Swordfish," "Kate and Leopold" (Golden Globe nomination) and "Van Helsing."

In related news, the Tony committee will assemble May 9 to determine the nominees for the 59th Annual Tony Awards. The nominees will be announced May 10 at a venue to be determined.

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