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Jesse Tyler Ferguson's "Tie The Knot" Unveils Limited Edition Design for the 2015 Tony Awards®

New York, NY (May 14, 2015) -- Jesse Tyler Ferguson and husband, Justin Mikita, have once again created an exclusive special edition bow tie by “Tie The Knot for The Tie Bar” for the 2015 Tony Awards. This year’s design features light navy stars on a darker navy background. This exclusive, limited-edition Tony bow tie is currently available for purchase at www.TheTieBar.com for $25.

 “Tie The Knot” was founded to raise awareness and advocate on behalf of LGBT equality. All proceeds from sales of the Tony Awards bow tie benefit United States organizations fighting on behalf of LGBT Civil Rights.

Tony Award winners Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will host the 69th Annual Tony Awards, broadcast live from Radio City Musical Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at 8pm EST on CBS.

“I am so excited that Tie The Knot is partnering again for theater’s biggest night – all for a great cause!” Jesse Tyler Ferguson said.

The Tony Awards, which honors theater 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.

A limited number of tickets to the 2015 Tony Awards will be made available to the general public. Tickets are available at www.TonyAwards.com.

For more information on the Tony Awards, visit TonyAwards.com and Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards and follow @TheTonyAwards on Instagram and Twitter.

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About Tie The Knot:

Tie The Knot was founded to combine humor, style, individuality, fashion, art, and equality. Founded by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita, the goal of Tie The Knot is clear: to advocate for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans throughout the United States and to look damn good while doing it. For more information on the fight for LGBT rights, Tie The Knot will keep an active blog with up-to-date news and developments throughout the country on their website www.TieTheKnot.org. You can also follow Tie The Knot on Twitter @TieTheKnotOrg, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube. #tietheknot

About The Tie Bar:

Founded a decade ago on the premise that a well-made tie shouldn’t cost a fortune, The Tie Bar has become the #1 e-commerce destination for stylish men's accessories - namely neckties, bow ties, tie bars, pocket squares, socks and a host of other products. By designing its own products and offering the largest selection online, The Tie Bar allows men to find the right ties and accessories to match their style while delivering premium quality and exceptional value. The Chicago-based company has been hailed and consistently featured by GQ Magazine among others for its ability to predict and drive trends in men’s fashion. The company's raving fan base includes countless celebrities who love its style, quality and value. For additional information about The Tie Bar, please visit www.thetiebar.com. You can also follow Twitter and Instagram @TheTieBar and Facebook. #thetiebar

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, Robert E. Wankel is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, William Ivey Long is Chairman and Heather Hitchens is President. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2015 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2015 Tony Awards.

IBM, the official information technology partner of the Tony Awards, develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards digital experience across platforms, including[www.TonyAwards.com]www.TonyAwards.com. Carnegie Mellon University is the first-ever, exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards. United Airlines is the official airline of the Tony Awards. Paramount Hotel is the official hotel partner of the Tonys.  City National Bank is the official bank of the Tony Awards. Porsche Cars North America, Inc., manufacturer of exclusive sports cars, is celebrating dynamic performance as the official sports car of the Tony Awards.  La Crema, known for elegant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, is the official wine of the Tony Awards. USA TODAY is the official media partner of the Tony Awards. PEOPLE is the official magazine partner of the Tony Awards. Clear Channel Spectacolor is an official media partner of the Tony Awards and co-producer of the Tonys Simulcast in Times Square. The Hollywood Reporter is an official media partner of The Tony Awards.

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