It is Broadway’s largest occasion of the 12 months, celebrating one of the best theater on the Nice White Method.
“West Aspect Story” star and Oscar winner Ariana DeBose is host of the present and spoke to CNN earlier this week about what to anticipate.
“I feel I’ll be doing what everybody thinks I’ll do, which is sing dance and attempt to act and make it an extravaganza,” she mentioned laughing. “And possibly I will shock some of us too, who is aware of it is dwell from coast to coast … and that is what makes it thrilling. There’s nothing like dwell theater.”
A self-described fan of all issues theater, DeBose mentioned she turned to the previous Tony Awards exhibits to prep for her function on Sunday.
“I’ve re-watched numerous, numerous Tony Award exhibits and I’m no James Corden, I’m actually no Neil Patrick Harris or Hugh Jackman for that matter. And I’m no Whoopi Goldberg, however I’ve been impressed by all of them,” DeBose mentioned. “I am enthusiastic about it as a result of it is a playground for me. I’ve by no means carried out this so I get to simply form of experiment and the great factor is that I like these folks and I do not thoughts falling on my face and looking out like a bit little bit of an fool for folks I like. So right here we go!”
“A Unusual Loop” leads amongst nominated musicals with 11 nods, adopted by “Paradise Sq.” and “MJ: The Musical” with ten nominations every. “The Lehman Trilogy” leads amongst nominated performs with eight nominations. It follows the historical past of Lehman Brothers from its creation to its demise greater than 160 years later. A few of the movie star presenters embrace Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Hudson and Jessica Chastain. The lifetime achievement Tony will likely be offered to Angela Lansbury.
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The seventy fifth annual Tony Awards pre-show will start at 7 p.m ET on Paramount + and can hosted by Julianne Hough and Darren Criss. The awards present begins at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+.