“The Book of Mormon”–still the biggest hit on Broadway–is going to be featured on this year’s Tony Awards. (This Sunday, CBS.) A little weird since “Mormon” won last year’s Best Musical. But the Tonys are about featuring Broadway’s best material, and “Mormon” continues to have them rolling in the aisles. Who exactly is going to perform on the Tonys from “Mormon” should be interesting. Last year, Josh Gad–who was nominated for Best Actor–didn’t get to be on TV. His co-star Andrew Rannells sang solo. Today is Gad’s last day with the show, so it’s unlikely he’ll be on the Tonys. Rannells is leaving shortly, as well. They each have TV shows.
“Mormon” will be featured along with this year’s musicals like “Once,” “Newsies,” and “Peter and the Starcatcher.” The Tonys are hosted again by Neil Patrick Harris, with performers and presenters including Ellen Barkin, Candice Bergen, Matthew Broderick, Jessica Chastain, Sheryl Crow, Nick Jonas, Angela Lansbury, Ricky Martin, James Marsden, Ricky Martin, Jim Parsons, Mandy Patinkin, Tyler Perry, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Plummer, Paul Rudd, Amanda Seyfried, Ben Vereen among others.