Broadway’s biggest night this year will see many faces from Hollywood with the likes of Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams (Blackbird), Jessica Lange (Long Day’s Journey Into Night), Laurie Metcalfe (Misery), and Lupita Nyong’o, (Eclipsed) nominated in the 70th Tony Awards on June 12.
The Tony Awards, a.k.a. the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, recognizes achievement in Broadway theatre. The awards are co-presented by the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League in New York City.
Daniels, Williams, Lange, Metcalfe and Nyong’o are among the nominees for Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.
The nominees for Best Play, meanwhile, include Eclipsed, The Father, The Humans, and King Charles III; with Best Musical contenders listing Bright Star, Hamilton, School of Rock, Shuffle Along, and Waitress.
The Tony Awards Administration Committee further announced that Tony award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick and multiple Tony-nominated director Marshall Mason will be this year’s recipients of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater.
Returning to the Tony Awards stage for the first time since 1970, legendary EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winner and showbiz icon Barbra Streisand will be one of the presenters of the evening.
The American Theatre Wing’s 70th Annual Tony Awards will be hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden and will air live on Philippine cable channel Lifestyle TV live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City at 8 a.m. on June 13. Lifestyle is available on SKYcable channel 52.