70th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Wins Emmy Award for Best Special Class Program

70th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Wins Emmy Award for Best Special Class Program

The 70th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS has won the Emmy Award for Best Special Class Program. The broadcast also received a nomination for Outstanding Lighting of a Variety Special. Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, the show aired on CBS on Sunday, June 12th, 2016 and was hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden.

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment served as executive producers of the Tony Awards. Weiss also served as director for the 17th consecutive year.

According to Deadline, the award was accepted by director Glenn Weiss who complimented Cordon, who hosted on the evening of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida, on "starting the show brilliantly" and talking plainly about "what is going on in this world."

Cordon reportedly spoke as well, saying that "my dream was to host the Tony Awards" and referring to the opportunity as "the single greatest evening of my life."

Below, check out the opening number from the 70th Annual Tony Awards:

The American Theatre Wing's 70th Annual Tony Awards aired live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The Tony Awards, which honors theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978.

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