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Tony Honors Cocktail Reception

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Jeremy Pope Presenting The 2019 Tony Honors For Excellence In The Theatre And Honoring The 2019 Special Award Recipients at Sofitel Hotel (Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Last night, the Tony Awards held its annual Tony Honors Cocktail Reception at the Sofitel New York. This year’s Tony nominees gathered to celebrate recipients of the 2019 Special Tony Awards and Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. The evening opened with a moving performance by Broadway Inspirational Voices.

2019 Tony Honor Recipients include Broadway Inspirational Voices founded by Michael McElroyPeter Entin, retired Vice President of Theatre Operations for the Shubert Organization; Joseph Blakely Forbes, Founder and President, Scenic Art Studios, Inc. and FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9.

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Special Tony Awards were presented to Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company,  the creators of the character/puppet “Kong” for King Kong;  musical director and arranger Jason Michael Webb and the late actress and advocate Marin Mazzie. 

The American Theatre Wing’s 73rd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 9, 2019 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Tony Awards, which honors theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

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