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SECOND ROUND OF ARTISTS ANNOUNCED TO APPEAR ON “THE 71st ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®”

Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson speak on stage during the 2017 Tony Awards Nominations Announcement at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on May 2, 2017 in New York City.

AIRING SUNDAY, JUNE 11 ON CBS 

Scott Bakula, Sara Bareilles, Rachel Bloom, Glenn Close, Brian d’Arcy James, Cynthia Erivo, Sally Field, Sutton Foster, Jonathan Groff, Mark Hamill, Chris Jackson, Allison Janney, Nick Kroll, John Legend, John Lithgow, Patina Miller, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Mulaney, David Oyelowo, Sarah Paulson, Lea Salonga, Tom Sturridge and Tommy Tune Added to Appear on Broadway’s Biggest Night  

Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony Award-Winning Actor Kevin Spacey to Host the Telecast Live from the Historic Radio City Music Hall in New York City 

A second round of artists have been added to appear on THE 71st ANNUAL TONYÒ AWARDS, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 11 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The star-studded lineup includes Scott Bakula, Sara Bareilles, Rachel Bloom, Glenn Close, Brian d’Arcy James, Cynthia Erivo, Sally Field, Sutton Foster, Jonathan Groff, Mark Hamill, Chris Jackson, Allison Janney, Nick Kroll, John Legend, John Lithgow, Patina Miller, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Mulaney, David Oyelowo, Sarah Paulson, Lea Salonga, Tom Sturridge and Tommy Tune.

Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey will host the awards show for the first time. As previously announced, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Josh Gad, Josh Groban, Taraji P. Henson, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Keegan-Michael Key, Bette Midler, Ben Platt and Olivia Wilde will also take part in Broadway’s biggest night.

This year marks the 71st anniversary of the Tony Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom. The ceremony is presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Weiss will also serve as director for the 18thconsecutive year.  

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RATING:  To Be Announced

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