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[06/05/08 - 10:49 AM]
Gabriel Byrne, Julie Chen, Harry Connick, JR., Laurence Fishburne, Mandy Patinkin, David Hyde Pierce, Lily Tomlin and John Waters Have Been Added as Presenters on "The 62nd Annual Tony (R) Awards"
They join previously announced presenters Alec Baldwin, Kristin Chenoweth, Glenn Close, Richard Griffiths, Laura Linney, John Lithgow, Liza Minnelli, Mary-Louise Parker, Daniel Radcliffe, Brooke Shields and Marisa Tomei.

[via press release from CBS]

GABRIEL BYRNE, JULIE CHEN, HARRY CONNICK, JR., LAURENCE FISHBURNE, MANDY PATINKIN, DAVID HYDE PIERCE, LILY TOMLIN AND JOHN WATERS HAVE BEEN ADDED AS PRESENTERS ON "THE 62ND ANNUAL TONY (R) AWARDS," TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL IN NEW YORK CITY, SUNDAY, JUNE 15 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Gabriel Byrne, Julie Chen, Harry Connick, Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Mandy Patinkin, David Hyde Pierce, Lily Tomlin and John Waters have been added as presenters on THE 62ND ANNUAL TONY(R) AWARDS, live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 15 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET; delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. They join previously announced presenters Alec Baldwin, Kristin Chenoweth, Glenn Close, Richard Griffiths, Laura Linney, John Lithgow, Liza Minnelli, Mary-Louise Parker, Daniel Radcliffe, Brooke Shields and Marisa Tomei. Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen Whoopi Goldberg ("Thoroughly Modern Millie") will host the awards show.

As previously announced, THE 62ND ANNUAL TONY� AWARDS will feature special performances from the Tony Award-winning musicals "Rent" and "The Lion King."

THE 62ND ANNUAL TONY� AWARDS, presented by Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing, have been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tonys were founded in 1947 as a memorial to Antoinette ("Tony") Perry, the American Theatre Wing's World War II chairperson.

This will mark the 11th year that the historic Radio City Music Hall is home to the Tonys.

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment return as executive producers. Weiss, who won an Emmy Award for the 2005 broadcast, will also serve as director for the eighth consecutive year. Elizabeth Ireland McCann returns as managing producer and Joey Parnes will serve as coordinating producer for Tony Award Productions.

RATING: To Be Announced





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