Live Concert Tonight on CBS, Paramount + to Celebrate “Broadway’s Back”


CBS and the American Theater Wing Tony Awards at 9 p.m. EDT tonight will feature “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!” A live concert from the Winter Garden Theater in New York City that will celebrate the return of live theater and commemorate the 74e Annual Tony Awards for the 2019-2020 season. It will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount +.

Performers join the Broadway celebration, which will be hosted by Tony and Grammy Two-time Oscar nominated singer and actor Leslie Odom, Jr. — includes Jon Batiste, Stephanie J. Block, Wayne Brady, Tituss Burgess, Darren Criss, Robbie Fairchild, Beanie Feldstein, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jordan Fisher, Santino Fontana , Andrew Garfield, Jared Grimes, Josh Groban, Jennifer Holliday, Nikki M. James, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ron Cephas Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Norm Lewis, John Lithgow, Lindsay Mendez, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jennifer Nettles, Lynn Nottage, Adam Pascal , Bernadette Peters, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Andrew Rannells, Anthony Rapp, Anika Noni Rose, Lea Salonga, Ali Stroker, Black Thought, Courtney B. Vance, Daniel J. Watts and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The telecast will feature blockbuster performances including David Byrne and the cast of American Utopia; John Legend and the cast of Don’t be too proud; and a meeting of stakeholders Hair spray, including Marissa Jaret Winokur, Matthew Morrison, Kerry Butler, Chester Gregory and Darlene Love. The evening will end with an unmissable number from the troupe of Supreme Love Freestyle, with Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Monroe Iglehart, Christopher Jackson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Wayne Brady, Anthony Veneziale, Chris Sullivan, Kiala Mullady, Aneesa Folds, Bill Sherman, Arthur Lewis, Tarik Davis, Andrew Bancroft, Ashley P. Flanagan and Ian Weinberger .

Also appearing on the show Annaleigh Ashford, Kristin Chenoweth, André De Shields, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christopher Jackson, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Ruthie Ann Miles, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bebe Neuwirth, Kelli O’Hara, Ben Platt, Jeremy Pope , Chita Rivera, Daphne Rubin-Vega and BD Wong.

And there will be special performances from the top three Tony nominated musical contestants, Little shredded pill, Moulin Rouge! Musical comedy and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, followed by the live presentation of three Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Cover of a Play and Best Musical.

Additionally, at 7 p.m. EDT there will be a live performance from American Theater Wing 74.e Annual Tony Awards, broadcast exclusively on Paramount +. Hosted by Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald, this presentation will honor the outstanding shows, performances and artistic talent of the 2019-2020 Broadway season, which was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theater Wing.


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