VIDEO: Alan Rickman & More Honored in the 2016 TONY AWARDS In Memoriam
THE 70TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS are airing live from the Beacon Theatre tonight on the CBS Television Network. Presenters include Barbra Streisand, Uzo Aduba, Claire Danes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Diane Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Marlee Matlin, Andrew Rannells, Cate Blanchett, Carole King, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Patina Miller, Saoirse Ronan, Oprah Winfrey and Blair Underwood.
Tony Award winner James Corden, host of THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, hosts the awards show for the first time. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the TONY Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947, to honor theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. The ceremony is presented by Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.
Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment return as executive producers. Weiss will also serve as director for the 17th consecutive year.