Nikki M. James Replaces Patina Miller for Tony Nominations Announcement

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The Tony-winning Book of Mormon actress will join fellow Mormon star Andrew Rannells.
Nikki M. James
Nikki M. James

Tony and Grammy Award winner Nikki M. James, soon to be seen in the new CBS drama BrainDead, and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winner Andrew Rannells, who will return to Broadway in the upcoming revival of Falsettos, will announce the nominees for the 70th Annual Tony Awards May 3 at 8:30 AM at the Diamond Horseshoe nightclub at New York's Paramount Hotel.

James, who co-starred with Rannells in the Tony-winning Book of Mormon, replaces the previously announced Tony winner Patina Miller.

A live webcast of the event will be available at A complete list of the 2016 nominations will be available at (and immediately following the webcast.

The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. Here is a calendar of events for this year's awards.

May 3: Nominations announced.

May 4: The annual Meet the Nominees Press Reception, at which the nominees will speak with media outlets about their nominations, will take place at the Paramount Hotel.

May 19: The Tony Nominees Luncheon will offer a chance for the nominees to celebrate each other’s achievements and receive their nomination certificates. This event is closed to the media and public.

June 12: The 70th Annual Tony Awards will be given at the Beacon Theatre in New York. The three-hour ceremony, hosted by Tony winner James Corden, will be broadcast live (ET/PT time delay) on CBS-TV 8-11 PM. For more information on the Tony Awards, visit

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