EMMY AWARD WINNER JULIANNE HOUGH AND STAR OF CBS’ “SO HELP ME TODD” SKYLAR ASTIN WILL HOST “THE TONY AWARDS: ACT ONE”
(New York, NY – June 7, 2023) – Emmy Award winner Julianne Hough and star of CBS’ “So Help Me Todd” Skylar Astin will host The Tony Awards: Act One, a live pre-show with exclusive content that is available to viewers for free on Pluto TV – the leading free, advertiser-supported streaming television service — beginning Sunday, June 11 at 6:30-8:00 PM, ET/3:30-5:00 PM PT. Hough, star of last season’s hit Broadway play Potus and Astin, who originated the role of ‘Georg’ in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, will kick off Broadway’s biggest night with the presentation of the first round of Tony Awards during the exciting pre-show telecast.
Viewers can access The Tony Awards: Act One on their smart TV, streaming device, mobile app or online by going to Pluto TV and clicking on the “Pluto TV Celebrity” channel (no payment, registration or sign-in required).
Immediately following, The 76th Annual Tony Awards with Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose, will air live from the historic United Palace in New York City’s Washington Heights, from 8:00-11:00 PM, LIVE ET/5:00-8:00 PM, LIVE PT on the CBS Television Network, and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+*.
The 76th celebration will recognize all the award categories and honor the incredible artistry of the 2022-2023 season. The Tony Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, is presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing and has been broadcast on CBS since 1978.
The Tony Awards is produced in collaboration with Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, and White Cherry Entertainment. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss are executive producers for White Cherry Entertainment. Weiss will serve as director.
*Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service as well as on demand. Essential-tier subscribers will have access to on-demand the day after the special airs.
About the Tony Awards
The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Lauren Reid is Chair and Charlotte St. Martin is President. At the American Theatre Wing, Emilio Sosa is Chair and Heather A. Hitchens is President & CEO.
Sponsors for The Tony Awards include: Carnegie Mellon University – the first-ever, exclusive higher education partner; City National Bank – the official bank of The Tony Awards; Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes® – an official partner of The Tony Awards; Playbill; Rainbow Room – the official partner of the Tony Nominee Luncheon; Sofitel New York – the official hotel of The Tony Awards; United Airlines – the official airline of The Tony Awards for over 20 years; Zacapa Rum – the official partner of the Tony Awards; Baccarat – the official partner of the Tony Awards; and Ketel One Vodka – the official partner of the Tony Awards.
About Pluto TV
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