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Photo Coverage: Tony Awards Cocktail Party

Leading up to the 61st Annual Tony Awards, a star-studded cocktail party featuring this year's Tony-nominee - as well as theatre and film legends Patricia Neal and Celeste Holm - was held at the Hilton New York's Beekman Parlor on Saturday, June 9th.

The Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS, Sunday, June 10th, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay).  The 2007 Tony Awards are presented by the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing.

Melina Kanakaredes, Jane Krakowski, Angela Lansbury, Robert Sean Leonard, John Mahoney, Audra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon, Bernadette Peters, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Plummer, Liev Schreiber, Kevin Spacey, John Turturro, Usher, Sam Waterston, Vanessa Williams and Rainn Wilson, Harry Connick, Jr., Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Brian Dennehy, Carla Gugino, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Heche, Marg Helgenberger, Judd Hirsch, Felicity Huffman, Eddie Izzard, and The Jersey Boys – John Lloyd Young, Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer will present the awards this year.

The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.   

The Tonys are presented by the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing. At the League, Gerald Schoenfeld is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the Wing, Sondra Gilman is Chairman, Doug Leeds is President and Howard Sherman is Executive Director. For Tony Award Productions, Elizabeth I. McCann is Managing Producer and Joey Parnes is Coordinating Producer. 

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Laura Bell Bundy

Laura Bell Bundy, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Schoenfeld and granddaughter

John Earl Jelks and daughter

John Earl Jelks and daughter

Laura Bell Bundy and Sondra Gilman

J. Robert Spencer

Laura Bell Bundy with Stewart Lane and his wife

Charlotte St. Martin and Orfeh

Karen Ziemba

John Lloyd Young

Stark Sands 

Jennifer Ehle

Jennifer Ehle

Tonya Pinkins

Jan Maxwell and son Will

Jan Maxwell

Sondra Gilman and Patricia Neal

Xanthe Elbrick

Xanthe Elbrick

Jamie deRoy

Doug Leeds and Sondra Gilman

Martha Plimpton, Jennifer Ehle and Xanthe Elbrick

Xanthe Elbrick, Patricia Neal, Jennifer Ehle and Martha Plimpton

Xanthe Elbrick, Patricia Neal, Jennifer Ehle and Martha Plimpton

Jamie deRoy and John Lloyd Young

Charlotte St. Martin and Patricia Neal

Mark Rupp and Patricia Neal

Pat Addiss and Patricia Neal

Martha Plimpton, Jan Maxwell and Will, and Jennifer Ehle

Tommy Tune and Patricia Neal

Julie White and Patricia Neal

Celeste Holm and Patricia Neal

Doug Leeds, Celeste Holm and Patricia Neal

Xanthe Elbrick and Tricia Walsh-Smith

Celeste Holm, Xanthe Elbrick and Patricia Neal

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