A CBS spokesperson confirmed that the 58th Annual Tony Awards ceremony will feature a five-second delay. Kate Fisher of CBS' Media Relations told Playbill On-Line, "It's standing operating procedure for all of our live broadcasts. There is a five-second delay in both audio and video."
The five-second delay was a result of the recent Super Bowl halftime show that featured a live performance by Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake. During their performance, Jackson flashed her bare breast to the audience and viewers throughout the country. Timberlake later blamed the incident on "a wardrobe malfunction."
The 2004 Tony Awards — hosted by The Boy From Oz Tony nominee Hugh Jackman — will be broadcast on CBS-TV, 8-11 PM ET.