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New York, NY (MAY 27, 2015) – The Tony Awards have announced that Tony Award winners Jessie Mueller and James Monroe Iglehart will co-host the Creative Arts Awards, which will take place during the first hour of the Tony Awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7th. The Creative Arts Awards consists of 14 categories. Mueller received the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her performance in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. Iglehart received the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his performance in Aladdin.
“We are thrilled to have Jessie and James, two of our outstanding winners from last year, join us again on the Radio City Music Hall stage to help celebrate those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to create the beautiful productions audiences see on-stage every night,” Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St Martin, President of The Broadway League, said.
The 2015 Tony Awards - hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming – will be broadcast on Sunday, June 7th, 2015 (8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. 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.
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About the Tony Awards
The 2015 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 President. At the American Theater Wing, William Ivey Long is Chairman and Heather A. Hitchens is President.
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