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VIDEO: Alan Cumming & Kristin Chenoweth Mock Bradley Cooper 'Gay' Rumor at TONYS

On tonight's TONY AWARDS, hosts Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth shared some quick wit just prior to introducing presenter and Tony nominee Bradley Cooper, mocking recent rumors that Cooper is gay.

"I'm so excited to introduce our first presenter because he's someone I've slept with," Chenoweth said. "Me too!" Cumming replied. Chenoweth quipped back quickly, "No, I just wanted to get the rumor out!"

Cooper went on to present the award for Lead Actress in a Play to Helen Mirren. Watch the clip below!

Cooper currently stars in a production of THE ELEPHANT MAN on the West End. The cast features Cooper as John Merrick, Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. Kendal,Alessandro Nivola as Dr. Frederick Treves, Anthony Heald as Ross / Bishop How, Scott Lowell as Snork / Pinhead Manager / Lord John, Kathryn Meisle as Miss Sandwich / Princess and Henry Stramas Carr Gomm / Conductor. The cast also includes Chris Bannow, Peter Bradbury, Lucas Calhoun,Eric Clem, Amanda Lea Mason, Marguerite Stimpson and Emma Thorne.

Bradley Cooper was recently nominated for an Oscar for his film, American Sniper.

Prior to the London engagement, The Elephant Man played until February 21st, 2015 at the Booth Theatre in New York City. This production was first produced in July 2012 in Williamstown, Massachusetts by the Williamstown Theatre Festival under Jenny Gersten's season.

Based on the real life of Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man tells the story of a 19th-century British man who became a star of the traveling freak show circuit. When the renowned Dr Treves takes Merrick under his care, he is astonished by the man's brilliant intelligence, unshakable faith and, most of all, his resounding desire for love and understanding. He introduces Merrick to the beautiful actress Mrs. Kendal, who is deeply touched by this pure and genuine soul. As a complex friendship blossoms among the three, Treves and Kendal struggle to protect Merrick from a world of questionable intentions.




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