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BREAKING: Andrew Rannells & Patina Miller to Announce TONY AWARD Nominations Live, 5/3

BWW has learned that Broadway veterans Andrew Rannells and Patina Miller will have the honor of announcing the nominations for this year's 70th annual TONY AWARDS. The announcement will be made from the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel in New York City.

The Nominations Announcement webcast will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 3 at TonyAwards.com. "CBS This Morning" will cover the event.

Miller is a star of CBS' "Madam Secretary," and was the Tony Awards Social Media Correspondent for CBS in 2015. Andrew Rannells is currently seen on HBO's "Girls." They will reveal the recipients of nominations in each of the 24 competitive categories. Productions that opened during the 2015-2016 Broadway season on or before the April 28 cut-off date may be eligible for Tony Awards this year.

James Corden will host the 70th Annual Tony Awards on June 12. The ceremony will be broadcast on CBS live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City at 8/7c (delayed PT). The Tonys are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

"CBS This Morning" will air a portion of the nominations live. The NYC cable TV channel TWC NEWS/NY1 will carry the event in its entirety. The complete list of nominees will be posted on Twitter @TheTonyAwards immediately following the announcement.

Patina Miller currently stars as Daisy Grant on the second season of CBS' hit political drama series "Madam Secretary." Miller made her feature film debut in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and reprised her role as Commander Paylor in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 which was released in November 2015. Miller performed her first solo concert at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts during its 2013-2014 theatrical season. She then made her New York City debut in February 2014 as part of Lincoln Center Theater's "American Songbook" series, which subsequently aired on PBS.

Her Broadway credits include PIPPIN (Tony and Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League, Astaire nominations), SISTER ACT (Theatre World Award, Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and OCC Award nominations). Off Broadway credits include Ragtime, Lost in the Starts, Romantic Poetry and The Public Theater's revival of Hair. Regional credits include Pippin (A.R.T.), First You Dream (Kennedy Center),Sister Act (Alliance Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse), Being Alive (Philadelphia Theatre Company). West End credits include Sister Act (Olivier Award nomination). TV: "All My Children." Miller was born and raised in Pageland, South Carolina and received a degree in musical theater from Carnegie Mellon University. Currently, she resides in New York City.

Andrew Rannells can currently be seen on HBO's hit series "Girls," from producers Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow, which is currently in its 5th season. On the big screen, Rannells starred in The Intern alongside Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway and Bachelorette alongside Kirsten Dunst, Rebel Wilson and Lizzy Caplan. He will also be seen in the upcoming film, Why Him? starring Bryan Cranston and James Franco.

Rannells is best known for his breakout role as Elder Price in Broadway's smash hit musical THE BOOK OF MORMON, created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of "South Park" fame along with Robert Lopez of Avenue Q.

The Book of Mormon received 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical at the 65th annual Tony Awards. Rannells performed the hit song "I Believe" that same year. For his work in The Book of Mormon Rannells received nominations from Tony Awards, Drama Desk and the Drama League. He also won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album for the cast recording of The Book of Mormon.

His other Broadway credits include playing King George in HAMILTON, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Bob Gaudio in JERSEY BOYS and Link Larkin in HAIRSPRAY.

Image courtesy of TonyAward.com


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