Summer is here, and that can mean only one thing: it's time for the Tonys.
On June 12, 2011, the 65th Annual Tony Awards Ceremony will be held in New York City to recognize excellence in Broadway productions staged during the 2010 to 2011 season. The ceremony, which will be broadcast live on CBS at 8pm EST, will be held at the Beacon Theatre, with Neil Patrick Harris acting as host. Among those celebrities expected to join Harris on the stage are Daniel Radcliffe (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), James Earl Jones (Driving Miss Daisy), Whoopi Goldberg (Sister Act), Christie Brinkley (Chicago), Kelsey Grammer (La Cage aux Folles), and Catherine Zeta-Jones (A Little Night Music).
So how have your favorite plays fared? The Book of Mormon, Catch Me If You Can, Sister Act, and The Scottsboro Boys have all been nominated for Best Musical, while Anything Goes and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying were nominated for Best Revival of a Musical. Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Sutton Foster, and Norbert Leo Butz all received nominations for their outstanding performances, and previous Tony Award-winner Daniel J. Sullivan has been nominated once again for Best Director of a Play.
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