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Tony Winner Billy Porter to Co-Host Pre-TONY AWARDS Telecast!

Related: 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, CBS
Tony Winner Billy Porter to Co-Host Pre-TONY AWARDS Telecast!

Broadway's Kinky Boots turned to their official Twitter page to announce the exciting news that Tony Award winning actor (and former 'Boots' cast member) Billy Porter will be co-hosting this year's pre-telecast for the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS.

"Our own @theebillyporter will co-host the pre-telecast for this year's #TonyAwards!" they tweeted. "Watch it live at http://www.tonyawards.com/index.html ."

Porter won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of 'Lola' in Kinky Boots.

His other Broadway credits include Miss Saigon, Five Guys..., Grease, Smokey Joe's..., Dreamgirls. Off-Broadway/ Regional: Angels In America, Merchant of Venice, Radiant Baby, Birdie Blue, Songs For a New World, Ghetto Superstar (One-Man Show), Topdog/Underdog, King Lear, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler. Film/ Television: The Broken Hearts Club, Shake Rattle & Roll, Noel, "Law & Order," "The Big C." Recording: Untitled, At The Corner Of Broadway & Soul.

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.

Source: Twitter

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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