Friday, July 19, 2024

Tony Awards On CBS Will Again Be Hosted by Ariana DeBose After Last Year’s Success


The Tony Awards are back on CBS on June 16th.

This year’s host will the same as last year’s — Ariana DeBose, an Oscar winner and Tony nominee.

De Bose was a big hit last year hosting the show from the ghastly United Palace Theater in Washington Heights. This year the show will come from what we call the New York State Theater in Lincoln Center (it’s formally known as the David Koch Theater, but let’s not go there).

De Bose will also open the show with a spectacular number she’s choreographed.

There should be lots of stars as presenters and plenty of cool winners. This is a hot Broadway season. Last night I saw the revival of “Tommy,” which should give “Merrily We Roll Along” some competition for Revival of a Musical. Jeremy Strong is already in the lead for Best Actor in a Play. So hold on!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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