Foxtel Arts channel will broadcast Broadway’s ultimate night of nights the 71st Annual Tony Awards live and exclusive from Radio City Music Hall in New York City next month.
Marking 71 years of excellence on Broadway, The Tony Awards honour theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway and has been broadcast on CBS since 1978 and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
For the first time, Tony Award winner Kevin Spacey will host the Tony’s. Spacey won a Tony Award in 1991 for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in “Lost in Yonkers.” The Award-winning producer and actor, has also starred in the Broadway and West End productions of “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” opposite his mentor Jack Lemmon; as well as the title role in the Sam Mendes production of “Richard III”.
Spacey has been nominated for multiple Emmys and has won both Golden Globe and SAG Award for his performance as Frank Underwood in “House of Cards”. He has also won Academy Awards for his performances in “The Usual Suspects” and for“American Beauty”. He was most recently seen opposite Michael Shannon in “Elvis & Nixon” and will next be seen in “Billionaire Boys Club”, Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver,” and “Rebel In The Rye”.
“I was their 2nd choice for Usual Suspects, 4th choice for America Beauty and 15th choice to host this year’s Tony Awards. I think my career is definitely going in the right direction,” said Spacey. “Maybe I can get shortlisted to host the Oscars if everyone else turns it down.”
The 71st Annual Tony Awards, Live And Only On Foxtel Arts, Monday, June 12 From 10am Aest With A Special Encore Screening Monday June 12 At 8.30pm Aest.