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Ariana DeBose to Host This Yr’s Tony Awards Ceremony


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Ariana DeBose will host this 12 months’s Tony Awards.

The Broadway League and the American Theater Wing, the 2 organizations that present the awards, announced the selection on Wednesday. The Tony Awards, which honor plays and musicals staged on Broadway, will happen on June 12.

DeBose, 31, in March won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her performance as Anita in last 12 months’s Steven Spielberg-directed film adaptation of “West Side Story.”

She has appeared in six Broadway shows, including “Hamilton” (in a dance number, she portrayed the bullet that killed the title character). She was nominated for a Tony Award in 2018 for her work in “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” (she played “Disco Donna,” representing one in every of three stages of the singer’s profession).

The Tony Awards shall be DeBose’s second high-profile hosting gig this 12 months; in January she hosted “Saturday Night Live.”

This 12 months’s Tony Awards ceremony will happen at Radio City Music Hall, and is scheduled to last 4 hours. DeBose will host the three-hour televised segment, broadcast on CBS from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern; that segment, which is prone to be dominated by performances, shall be preceded by a one-hour segment, streamed on Paramount+, at which most of the awards are prone to be announced. The streaming portion can have a special host who has not yet been named.

The nominations for this 12 months’s Tony Awards are to be announced on Monday.

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