The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards® announced the line up of performances for this year’s show and they look good!
I’ve seen a bunch of the shows already and there are some you won’t want to miss, The Book of Mormon being the main one.
I hope they’ll include live scenes of some of the nominated plays. I know they’ve done it in the past but I’d really like to see something from The Normal Heart. If you haven’t seen that yet, go. Now. It was one of the best things I’ve even seen on stage. I still think about it.
From the press release:
- Anything Goes featuring Sutton Foster
- Catch Me If You Can with Norbert Leo Butz and Aaron Tveit
- How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying featuring Daniel Radcliffe and John Laroquette
- Sister Act featuring Patina Miller
- The Book of Mormon featuring Andrew Rannells
- The Scottsboro Boys featuring Joshua Henry.
Additionally, casts from some of Broadway’s hottest tickets will take the stage this year – including:
- The 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Memphis
- Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark featuring Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano
- John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown
- The cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert featuring Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon, Will Swenson
- Special appearances by Paul Shaffer and the legendary Martha Wash.
The 2011 Tony Awards will also will reassemble an all-star cast of the New York Philharmonic’s April 2011 limited run of Company for the telecast on CBS. This once-in-a-lifetime assembly of talent will perform LIVE exclusively at the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12th. The performance will include: Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Katie Finneran, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Lazar, Patti LuPone, Jill Paice, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jim Walton and Chryssie Whitehead.
Joining host Neil Patrick Harris to make special appearances will be: Brooke Shields, Robin Williams, Daniel Radcliffe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Alec Baldwin, Samuel L. Jackson, Kelsey Grammer, Viola Davis, Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones, Harry Connick Jr., Christie Brinkley, David Hyde Pierce, Marg Helgenberger, Matthew Broderick, Angela Lansbury, Jim Parsons, Joel Grey, Patrick Wilson, and Robert Morse.