Kerry Washington, Robert De Niro and Tina Fey to present at Tony Awards

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, will air live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS on Sunday


                            Kerry Washington, Robert De Niro and Tina Fey to present at Tony Awards
Tina Fey (Source : Getty Images)

Kerry Washington, Robert De Niro and Tina Fey are among the latest artists confirmed to present Tony Awards at Sunday’s ceremony. Others in the star-studded lineup include Christine Baranski, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Melissa Benoist, Erich Bergen, Rachel Bloom, Rachel Brosnahan, Tituss Burgess, Jeff Daniels, Brandon Victor Dixon, Christopher Jackson, Billy Joel, John Leguizamo, Patti LuPone, Katharine McPhee, Matthew Morrison, Kelli O’Hara, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Amy Schumer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ming-Na Wen, and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

As previously announced, Uzo Aduba, Matt Bomer, Claire Danes, Tatiana Maslany, Leslie Odom Jr, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and Andrew Rannells will also take part in Broadway's biggest night, which will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 10 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

One of the most talked about plays, JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child', has been nominated for several categories including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Sound Design, Best Direction and Best Choreography. The other popular plays include 'Mean Girls', 'Spongebob Square Pants', 'My Fair Lady', 'Eugene O'Neil's The Iceman Cometh', 'Lobby Hero', 'The Band's Visit', and 'Children of a Lesser God'. 

Noma Dumezweni stars as Hermione Granger in Broadway's original run of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. (Getty Images)

 

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss will also serve as director for the 19th consecutive year.

The Tony Awards which recognizes excellence in Broadway theatre, and is presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be hosted by Tony Award nominees, Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, for the first time. 

Glenn Weiss at the 70th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards. (Getty Images)

This year marks the 72nd anniversary of the Tony Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947, at the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom. The ceremony is presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.