Broadway’s biggest night is almost here as the Tony Awards 2016 are underway this weekend, honoring all theater actors. Since this is the 70th anniversary of the Tony Awards, stage fans have probably been searching the date and time, schedule, and list of performing celebrities. If you’ve also been searching for “When is the Tony Awards ceremony?” then don’t go anywhere, because we have all the details for you right here.
There is no shortage of performances for the two-hour, star-studded night as New York City becomes the hub of all things celebrity and theater. With an event like this, music is naturally a fixture throughout the night, and fans can’t wait to see all the musical numbers set to perform.
The list of performing celebrities are: The cast of The Color Purple, School of Rock, She Loves Me, Shuffle Along, Waitress, Fiddler on the Roof, Bright Star, On Your Feet, Spring Awakening, and Hamilton.
Tony Award-winner and The Late Late Show host James Corden will not only be hosting throughout the night but will also be performing during the show’s commercial breaks, since it’s his job to keep everyone entertained.
“I thought, ‘Why don’t we have a big, sort of karaoke-type sing-along in the Beacon Theater?’ Because there’s all these incredibly talented people in there,” shared Corden in an interview with Seth Myers.
Corden also shared which special guest he would like to sing with during the commercial breaks. But will it actually be a dream come true?
“So, I might go out and give them some drinks and then see if I can get, like, Barbra Streisand to sing something,” Corden continued, adding that his karaoke special (note: not carpool karaoke) would take place only during the commercial breaks.
“This is a great idea, but here’s my genuine fear—if Barbra Streisand is singing, and then you say, ‘No, you have to stop because the show’s coming back on, [everyone is] going to be mad at you,” Meyers warned.
Unfortunately, the commercial breaks aren’t long enough to allow Streisand to sing (as much as everyone would enjoy that), but it’s no surprise that Corden has a karaoke plan as the British talk show host has been getting a lot of attention for his star-studded carpool karaoke segments on his show. Stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Adele, and Gwen Stefani have been shown performing their amazing talents in the car with 37-year-old Corden.
Celebrity presenters include: Lucy Liu, Cate Blanchett, Jake GyllenhaalAudra McDonald, Patina Miller, Claire Danes, Sean Hayes, Blair Underwood, Dian Lane, Andrew Rannells, Barbra Streisand, Oprah, and more.
The night is sure to be a memorable one as shows like Hamilton, Spring Awakening, and The Color Purple have been getting great reviews, leading fans and celebrities to watch from all over the country.
The Tony Awards will air on Sunday, June 12, starting with the red carpet coverage at 5.30 p.m. EST and the awards ceremony starting at 8:00 p.m. EST.