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New York, NY (September 23, 2021) - CBS and The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards announced the line-up of superstars who will perform The 74th Annual Tony Awards, live from The Winter Garden Theatre in New York City, Sunday, Sept. 26 available exclusively on Paramount+. The Tony Awards will be followed by “The Tony Awards Presents: Broadway’s Back” on CBS and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. The evening will celebrate the return of live theatre and commemorate the 74th Annual Tony Awards® for the 2019-2020 season in a four-hour television and streaming event.

Performers The 74th Annual Tony Awards will include superstars, Jennifer Nettles and Tony Award- winners Jennifer Holliday and Ali Stroker. The evening will also feature a reunion of the cast of “Hairspray,” including Tony Award-winner Marissa Jaret Winokur, Matthew Morrison, Kerry Butler, Chester Gregory and Darlene Love.

The live presentation of the American Theatre Wing’s 74th Annual Tony Awards® at 7:00 PM, live ET/4:00 PM, live PT, streaming exclusively on Paramount+ will be hosted by Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer and actor Audra McDonald, and will honor the outstanding shows, performances and artistry of the 2019-2020 Broadway season, which was brought to a halt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Later in the evening, Tony and Grammy® Award-winning and two-time Academy Award nominated singer and actor Leslie Odom, Jr. will host The Tony Awards® Present: Broadway’s Back! from 9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT. The special will bring the excitement of Broadway to viewers through a live concert event featuring superstar Broadway entertainers and Tony Award winners re-uniting on stage to perform beloved classics and celebrate the joy and magic of live theatre. The re-opening of Broadway will be further celebrated with special performances from the three TONY-nominated Best Musical contenders, “Jagged Little Pill,” “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” and “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” followed by the live presentation of three Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Revival of a Play and Best Musical.

A limited number of tickets to attend The 74th Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, September 26th at The Winter Garden Theatre are now on sale. For more information please visit:

The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back! will be produced in collaboration with Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, and White Cherry Entertainment, the team behind the annual Tony Awards® telecast. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss are executive producers for White Cherry Entertainment. Weiss will serve as director.

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, Lauren Reid is Chair and Charlotte St. Martin is President. At the American Theatre Wing, Emilio Sosa is Chair and Heather A. Hitchens is President & CEO. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 74th Annual Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 74th Annual Tony Awards.

Sponsors for The Tony Awards include: Carnegie Mellon University – the first-ever, exclusive higher education partner; City National – official bank of the Tony Awards and presenting sponsor of the Creative Arts Awards; MAC Cosmetics - official makeup partner; People/EW - official magazine partner; Playbill; Sofitel New York – the official hotel of the Tony Awards; Rainbow Room - official partner of the Tony Nominee Luncheon; Passion Roses - the official rose of the Tony Awards; and United Airlines – the official airline of the Tony Awards for over 20 years.