Tony Award Nominee BETTE MIDLER To Be A Presenter On Broadway’s Biggest Night 2017 by Lisa Pacino
The 71st annual Tony Awards will feature appearances by a number of stage and screen favorites. Although Bette Midler is not expected to perform during the broadcast, audiences can still catch her on Broadway’s biggest night.
Bette Midler, Outer Critics Circle Awards winner, Sardi’s Restaurant, New York, May 25, 2017. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Three 2017 Tony Award nominees are set to appear as presenters: Hello, Dolly!’s Bette Midler, Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt, and Josh Groban of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. As previously reported, Midler is not expected to perform a number as part of Hello, Dolly!’s slot during the broadcast.
Among others set to present awards taking part in Broadway’s biggest night include Taraji P. Henson, Scarlett Johansson, Tina Fey, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Anna Kendrick, Josh Gad, Keegan-Michael Key, and current 1984 star Olivia Wilde.
The American Theatre Wing’s 71st Annual Tony Awards will return to a historic venue, Radio City Music Hall, New York in 2017. Two-time Academy Award and Tony Award winner Kevin Spacey will serve as host. The awards will air live on Sunday, June 11, 2017, 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT, on the CBS Television Network and CBS All Access.
The Tony Awards, which honors theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing and have a longstanding tradition of taking place at Radio City Music Hall. The show was held there every year from 1997 through 2010 – except when the Hall underwent renovations in 1999. The Tonys then returned to Radio City again from 2013 to 2015. The 2017 awards ceremony will mark the 17th time the Tonys have been presented at Radio City – more than any other venue.
Please visit our other 2017 Tony Award articles with the complete list of the nominees.
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