A pair of familiar Broadway and television names will be on hand on April 30 to announce the nominations for the American Theatre Wing’s 2013 Tony Awards®. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will join Sutton Foster to do the honors in a live webcast seen on TonyAwards.com.
The Nominations Announcement webcast will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 30.
Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson currently stars in TV’s Modern Family. He will return to his theatrical roots this summer, starring as “Dromio” in the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of The Comedy of Errors, May 28 to June 30 at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. His past Broadway credits include On the Town and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Sutton Foster received Tony Awards for her performances in Anything Goes (2011) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002), and was nominated for Little Women (2005), The Drowsy Chaperone (2006), and Shrek The Musical (2009). She currently stars in the television series Bunheads.
Ferguson and Foster will reveal the recipients of nominations in each of the 26 competitive categories. Productions that opened during the 2012-2013 Broadway season on or before the April 25 cut-off date may be eligible for Tony Awards this year.
You can get to know the 2013 Tony-eligible shows in our Spotlight Series, featuring video, photos, and more.
The 67th Annual Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be broadcast on CBS on June 9 live from Radio City Music Hall at 8/7c (delayed PT).
You can watch the Nominations Announcement, which is sponsored by IBM and presented courtesy of NY1 News, live here at TonyAwards.com. Our webcast begins at 8:30 a.m. ET on April 30.
In addition to providing live video feed, we'll post the complete list of nominees immediately afterwards. You can sign up at the top right corner of this page (full site) to receive an email alert when the nominations are posted.
And we’ll also tweet the nominations live at Twitter.com/TheTonyAwards.
CBS This Morning will air a portion of the nominations live. The NYC cable TV channel NY1 will carry the event in its entirety, as will TonyAwards.com. Our live video webcast is courtesy of NY1.
The Nominations Announcement takes place at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center. There is no admission to the public.
Here is a complete calendar of 2013 Tony Awards events.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson currently stars as “Mitchell Pritchett” on the Emmy Award-winning ABC comedy Modern Family. He has received three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2013, he was nominated for a People's Choice Award for "Favorite Comedic TV Actor" on behalf of Modern Family.
In 2012, Jesse and his fiancé, Justin Mikita, co-founded the non-profit advocacy organization Tie the Knot, which raises funds for various organizations fighting for civil rights and equality on behalf of the LGBT community through the sale of fashionable bow-ties.
Ferguson received rave reviews and was honored by The Hollywood Reporter in 2006 as one of “ten to watch” for his role on the CBS ensemble sitcom The Class. His additional television credits include Do Not Disturb and Ugly Betty. Film credits include Untraceable and Wonderful World.
The theatre has always been Ferguson's first love. He attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and made his Broadway debut at the age of 21 as “Chip” in George C. Wolfe's revival of On the Town. He later went on to originate the role of "Leaf Coneybear" in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Outstanding Ensemble Performance winner, Drama Desk Awards, 2005; Distinguished Performance nominee, Drama League Awards, 2005). He has worked extensively with the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park in such notable productions as The Merchant of Venice, The Winter's Tale and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Distinguished Performance nominee, Drama League Awards, 2008), where he performed alongside Al Pacino, Jesse L. Martin, Martha Plimpton and Lily Rabe. Other theatre credits include world premieres of Christopher Shinn's Where Do We Live and Michael John LaChiusa's Little Fish. Most recently, Ferguson starred as “Leo Bloom” in The Producers at the Hollywood Bowl.
Ferguson is also an advocate and active supporter of the Human Rights Campaign. In 2011, he was honored with the HRC's Media Award, which recognizes an individual for establishing a positive, increased awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues in the media.
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Sutton Foster is an award-winning actor, singer and dancer who says she feels blessed to be living her dream.
Sutton was born in Georgia, raised in Michigan, and currently lives in New York City. She appeared on Broadway in The Will Rogers Follies, Grease!, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Annie, and Les Misérables before her big break and Tony Award-winning performance in Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Sutton originated roles in the Broadway productions of Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein, and Shrek the Musical.
After starring as Reno Sweeney in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Anything Goes, a role that earned Sutton the 2011 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire, and Broadway.com's Audience Favorite Awards, Sutton is spending some time in LA where she is starring in the new ABC Family drama, Bunheads.
She was first seen on television on Star Search at age 15, and has more recently appeared in Johnny and the Sprites and Flight of the Conchords. As a solo artist, Sutton has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein's, and Joe's Pub, among others. In addition to performing, Sutton’s passions include her shih-tzu, Linus, and most reality television shows.
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Sutton Foster on the American Theatre Wing’s Downstage CenterRevised April 22, 2014