VIDEO: Tony Nominees Idina Menzel, Sutton Foster, Kelli O'Hara & More Join All-Star Roundtable Discussion
Today's The Hollywood Reporter shares an exclusive roundtable interview with six esteemed Broadway stars nominated for Best Actresss in a Lead Role for the 68th Annual Tony Awards.
The Roundtable discussion included best actress in a musical nominees Sutton Foster (Violet in Violet), Idina Menzel (Elizabeth inIf/Then), Jessie Mueller (Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Story) and Kelli O'Hara (Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County) and best actress in a play nominees Tyne Daly(Katharine in Mothers and Sons) and LaTanya Richardson Jackson (Lena "Mama" Younger in A Raisin in the Sun).
Among the topics discussed were their earliest memories of performing, the increasing presence of film and TV stars on Broadway; what attracted them to their current roles; their pre-show routines and superstitions and how they hope their shows will impact the audiences who see them.
Check out the all-star roundtable discussion below!
An unforgettable night of performances will be featured on THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS?, live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 8 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The show will feature performances by 2014 Tony nominee Neil Patrick Harris and the cast of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," 2014 Tony nominee Sutton Foster with the cast of "Violet," Alan Cumming reprising his Tony Award-winning role in a performance from the revival of "Cabaret" and 2014 Tony nominee Idina Menzel performing a song from the new musical "If/Then." Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman returns as host.
The evening will also feature not-to-be missed performances by the casts of this year's Best Musical and Best Musical Revival Nominees, as well as other new musicals: "Aladdin," "LES MISERABLES," "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," "Bullets Over Broadway" and "Rocky."
The cast of "Wicked" will return to Radio City Music Hall for the first time since 2004, when they won three Tony Awards. The cast will take the stage once again in what is sure to be a very special performance to celebrate the show's 10th anniversary.
Music legends Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Fantasia will take the stage for an unforgettable performance with the cast of "After Midnight." Sting will perform a song from his upcoming musical, "The Last Ship."
As previously announced, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman will return for his fourth turn as host of the awards show. Kevin Bacon, Matt Bomer, Wayne Brady, Zach Braff, Kenneth Branagh, Patricia Clarkson, Bradley Cooper, Fran Drescher, Clint Eastwood, Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Vera Farmiga, Will Ferrell, Tony Goldwyn, Anna Gunn, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Carole King, Zachary Levi, Lucy Liu, Kate Mara, Tony nominee Audra McDonald, Leighton Meester, Alessandro Nivola, Zachary Quinto, Emmy Rossum and Liev Schreiber will make appearances on the awards show, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.
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