Norbert Leo Butz and Beth Leavel to Host Creative Arts Tonys


As per, the Creative Arts Awards portion of the 2012 Tonys will be hosted by Norbert Leo Butz and Beth Leavel. Several of the Creative Arts Awards will be presented immediately before the Tony telecast begins; the remaining ones will be presented during commercial breaks throughout the evening. All winners will be acknowledged on the CBS broadcast.

A 2006 Tony Award-winner for her performance in The Drowsy Chaperone, Leavel received another nomination in 2011 for her performance as "Florence Greenberg" in the musical Baby It's You!

Butz has been nominated three times: First in 2002 for his featured performance in Thou Shalt Not, then in 2005 for his performance in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and again last year for his portrayal of "Carl Hanratty" in Catch Me If You Can. He won the Tony for both Dirty Rotten Scoundrelsand Catch Me If You Can.

The 2012 Tony Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will be telecast on Sunday, June 10 on CBS. 

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