Performances for the 2015 Tony Awards were announced, revealing a list of performers that is sure to entertain even the most untheatrical of viewers.
Medleys, history-making moments, and a special anniversary combined with earlier announced presenters will mark an unmissable night at this year’s show.
The event, set to air live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT, will feature performances of “The Night They Invented Champagne,” featuring Vanessa Hudgens, Corey Cott, nominee Victoria Clark and the cast of “Gigi,” “Stronger” from “Finding Neverland,” featuring nominee Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer, and “Jenny’s Blues” from “It Shoulda Been You,” featuring Lisa Howard, Adam Heller and nominee Tyne Daly.
And just to one-up itself, the show also has Josh Groban set to be joined by 175 performers on stage – the most in Tony Award history.
The awards show will also celebrate the 10-year anniversary of “Jersey Boys” on Broadway with the cast of the classic musical performing “Oh What a Night.”
If that’s not enough for your inner thespian, performances from 2015’s Tony-nominated shows in the Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical categories will take the stage, including:
- A medley of “Life is Like a Train,” “On the 20th Century,” “I’ve Got It All” and “Babette,” featuring nominee and co-host Kristin Chenoweth and the cast of “On the 20th Century.”
- “Getting to Know You” and “Shall We Dance?” from “The King and I,” featuring nominees Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe and Ruthie Ann Miles.
- “Ring of Keys” from “Fun Home,” featuring nominees Sydney Lucas, Michael Cerveris and Beth Malone.
- “A Musical” featuring nominees Brian d’Arcy James, Brad Oscar and the cast of “Something Rotten!”
- A medley of “An American in Paris (pas de deux),” “S’ Wonderful” and “I’ve Got Rhythm,” featuring nominees Leanne Cope, Robert Fairchild, Brandon Uranowitz, Max von Essen and the cast of “An American in Paris.”
- “Love and Love Alone” and “I Would Never Leave You,” featuring nominee Chita Rivera and the cast of “The Visit.”
- A medley of “Lonely Town,” “New York, New York,” and “Times Square Ballet” featuring nominee Tony Yazbeck and the cast of “On the Town.”
The evening is guaranteed to have its share of big performances and even bigger names with a long list of presenters.
Presenters will include Jason Alexander, Rose Byrne, Anna Chlumsky, Bradley Cooper, Misty Copeland, Bryan Cranston, Larry David, Taye Diggs, Neil Patrick Harris, Debra Messing, Jim Parsons, Amanda Seyfried, Taylor Schilling, Kiefer Sutherland, Sting, Rita Wilson and many more.
So grab your friends and your best singing voice, and prepare to enjoy a true Broadway night.
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