The biggest night in theatre is here with the Tony Awards 2016. James Corden is hosting the celebration live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The 70th Annual gala will be live streamed on the CBS All Access App available for iOS, Android and internet connected devices. Fans will also be able to view the ceremony at the Tony Awards website. The Tony Awards 2016 will take place on Sunday, June 12 starting at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Celebrities scheduled to perform and present are: Uzo Aduba, Cate Blanchett, Christian Borle, Edie Brickell, Common, Claire Danes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, Nikki M. James, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Carole King, Diane Lane, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Steve Martin, Marlee Matlin, Audra McDonald, Patina Miller, Bebe Neuwirth, Andre Rannells, Chita Rivera, Saoirse Ronan, Keri Russell, Meg Ryan, Barbra Streisand, Aaron Tveit, Blair Underwood, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Oprah Winfrey.
TV Host Alicia Quarles, Finding Neverland star Laura Michelle Kelly, Tony Award-winning producer Jordan Roth , and past Tony-winner Karen Olivo will co-host the Live on the Tony Awards Red Carpet Show, presented by Nordstrom, beginning at 5:30pm ET. They will be interviewing nominees, presenters and performers as they arrive for the big night. Vogue.com Style Editor Edward Barsamian and Broadway favorite Esosa will serve as the fashion correspondents. Randi Zuckerberg will return as the tech/social correspondent with Playbill’s Blake Ross returning as the theatre correspondent.
As the awards show kicks off at 8:00pm ET, the Tony Awards Behind-the-Scenes Show, presented by BroadwayHD, will begin. Past Tony-nominee Laura Osnes will take viewers along as she chats with the 2016 Tony nominees, performing casts and presenters before and after they hit the Beacon Theatre stage. Past Tony-nominee Max von Essen (currently seen in An American in Paris on Broadway), Josh Segarra of Broadway’s On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Justin Guarini and Glee star Jenna Ushkowitz will be live from the Winners’ Circle to chat with the newly-minted Tony Award-winners. Throughout the night, past Tony Award-winner Karen Olivo will be on-hand with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and interviews with this year’s class of nominees.
“We are thrilled to have such a fantastic team in place to give Broadway fans access to portions of the Tony Awards that they’ve never seen before. Each personality involved has their own experience and expertise to bring to the live stream, and we can’t wait to tune in and see what unfolds, right along with the viewers,” said Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League, in a statement.