Hugh Jackman to Host 2014 Tony Awards

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hugh-jackman-tony-awards-host-tonys-2014Broadway’s biggest night just got a little Hugh-ger.

Hugh Jackman will return to host the 2014 Tony Awards telecast on CBS, broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday, June 8.

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Jackman previously hosted the kudosfest from 2003-2005, winning an Emmy Award for his work in 2004 and earning a nomination the following year.

“Hugh is the ultimate performer – actor, singer and dancer – he does it all, second to none. He is a consummate entertainer and the one you want out there hosting your live television event,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events for CBS Entertainment, in a release.

Jackman’s most recent Broadway gig was 2011′s Hugh Jackman – Back on Broadway; he won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for The Boy From Oz.

Comments (9)

  • I think Hugh is great but after last year’s opening number I just don’t know how anyone will avoid being compared to the fantastic NPH. I still watch it every once in a while on YouTube. :)

    Comment by Kim R – February 11, 2014 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • same here… and my two-year-old watches it every time with me. We both LOVE it.

      Comment by sillyemmy – February 11, 2014 11:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really I think the dream is to just have NPH and Jackman cohost from now until forever.

    Comment by DreamRose311 – February 11, 2014 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amen and please pass the Playbill.

      Comment by Annie – February 11, 2014 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would be okay with this. Maybe we should make this a law :D?

      Comment by Angela – February 11, 2014 03:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, with this announcement and Idina M. singing on the Oscars it’s a good day for theater fans! Hopefully we’ll also get some NPH on the Tony’s when he’s nominated for Hedwig.

    Comment by LibKat – February 11, 2014 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Tony Awards and The Kennedy Center Honors are two of the most entertaining shows all year. I look forward to them immensely! Kudos to CBS for airing these two gems!

    Comment by TL – February 11, 2014 02:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Absolutely! Also, they have stuck with The Tonys even when the ratings were in the basement, so I think they deserve an extra pat on the back for that!

      Comment by TV Gord – February 11, 2014 03:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He’s so good! Love the Tonys.

    Comment by JAO – February 12, 2014 04:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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