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Flashback to:
2014-68th Annual Tony Awards

Sunday, June 8, 2014 Radio City Music Hall Broadcast on CBS

Executive Producers:

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss, White Cherry Entertainment

Director:Glenn Weiss

Presenters:
Kevin Bacon, Orlando Bloom, Matt Bomer, Wayne Brady, Zach Braff, Kenneth Branagh, Patricia Clarkson, Bradley Cooper, Alan Cumming, Fran Drescher, Clint Eastwood, Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Vera Farmiga, Tina Fey, Tony Goldwyn, Jonathan Groff, Anna Gunn, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Carole King, Samuel L. Jackson, Zachary Levi, Judith Light, Lucy Liu, Kate Mara, Audra McDonald, Leighton Meester,

MUSICAL NUMBERS

(L-R) Gladys Knight, Fantasia Barrino and Patti Labelle perform onstage during the 2014 Tony Awards.
Tony winners Lena Hall and Neil Patrick Harris of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' perform onstage during the 2014 Tony Awards.

Opening Number:
The show began with a bounce as host Hugh Jackman hopped from the red carpet through the Radio City backstage area to the Tony stage, interacting with cast members from Violet, Bullets Over Broadway, Rocky, Aladdin, Cabaret, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, After Midnight, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, and Les Misérables while singing “Take Me to Broadway.” Along the way he shared an elevator ride with nominee Neil Patrick Harris. Sting, Clint Eastwood, and others made cameo appearances.

After Midnight:
Fantasia, Patti LaBelle, and Gladys Knight led the cast in a medley of “On the Sunny Side of the Street” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing” featuring Dulé Hill.

Les Misérables :
Nominee Ramin Karimloo, Will Swenson, Nikki M. James, Andy Mientus, and the cast performed “One Day More.”

Aladdin :
Tony-winner James Monroe Iglehart, Adam Jacobs, and the cast lit up the stage with “Friend Like Me.”

Rocky :
Audience members joined nominee Andy Karl and the cast around an onstage boxing ring for a medley of “Eye of the Tiger,” “Undefeated Man,” and “The Fight.”

Cabaret :
Alan Cumming reprised his Tony-winning Cabaret performance. He bade the audience “Willkommen,” along with the Kit Kat girls and other fellow cast-members from the show’s current return engagement.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder :
Nominee Jefferson Mays appeared as 3 of the 8 members of the D’Ysquith family he portrays in the show to introduce “I’ve Decided to Marry You,” performed by nominees Bryce Pinkham and Lauren Worsham, and Lisa O’Hare.

After Midnight:
Fantasia, Patti LaBelle, and Gladys Knight led the cast in a medley of “On the Sunny Side of the Street” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing” featuring Dulé Hill.

Les Misérables :
Nominee Ramin Karimloo, Will Swenson, Nikki M. James, Andy Mientus, and the cast performed “One Day More.”

Opening Number:
The show began with a bounce as host Hugh Jackman hopped from the red carpet through the Radio City backstage area to the Tony stage, interacting with cast members from Violet, Bullets Over Broadway, Rocky, Aladdin, Cabaret, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, After Midnight, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, and Les Misérables while singing “Take Me to Broadway.” Along the way he shared an elevator ride with nominee Neil Patrick Harris. Sting, Clint Eastwood, and others made cameo appearances.

Aladdin :
Tony-winner James Monroe Iglehart, Adam Jacobs, and the cast lit up the stage with “Friend Like Me.”

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder :
Nominee Jefferson Mays appeared as 3 of the 8 members of the D’Ysquith family he portrays in the show to introduce “I’ve Decided to Marry You,” performed by nominees Bryce Pinkham and Lauren Worsham, and Lisa O’Hare.

Rocky :
Audience members joined nominee Andy Karl and the cast around an onstage boxing ring for a medley of “Eye of the Tiger,” “Undefeated Man,” and “The Fight.”

Cabaret :
Alan Cumming reprised his Tony-winning Cabaret performance. He bade the audience “Willkommen,” along with the Kit Kat girls and other fellow cast-members from the show’s current return engagement.

OTHER ELEMENTS

Best Play Presentation – The authors of each of the season’s Tony-nominated Best Plays introduced his play: James Lapine for Act One, Robert Schenkkan for All the Way, Harvey Fierstein for Casa Valentina, Terrence McNally for Mothers and Sons, and John Patrick Shanley for Outside Mullingar. Carnegie Mellon University alumni Zachary Quinto and Matt Bomer announced the creation of the “Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre Education presented by Carnegie Mellon University,” the first, national recognition program to honor kindergarten through high-school (K-12) theatre educators, to be awarded annually beginning in 2015. Past-winners Billy Porter and Karen Ziemba co-hosted the Creative Arts Awards, sponsored by City National Bank, which took place prior to and during breaks in the telecast. For the sixth consecutive year, the Tony Awards were simulcast live on Clear Channel’s Spectacolor HD screen in Times Square. Past nominee Kerry Butler and Justin Guarini co-hosted the event.

EMMY AWARDS

Outstanding Special Class Program 2014 Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producer, Glenn Weiss Executive Producerand Neil Patrick Harris, Host/Producer Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics 2014 “Bigger!” – Music by Tom Kitt, Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Outstanding Directing

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