Tony Awards Preview: J-Hud! Jonathan Groff! Matt Bomer! Neil Patrick Harris! Hugh Jackman Hosting!

Alan Cumming will perform from 'Cabaret' (CBS)

The biggest night of the year for Broadway is this Sunday when the 68th Annual Tony Awards are presented at Radio City Music Hall. This year also marks the return of Hugh Jackman to hosting duties and with big shows like “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” and the revival of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (starring past Tony host – and current nominee – Neil Patrick Harris) leading the pack of nominations, it’s sure to be a big night. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

The night will feature appearances by Orlando Bloom, Judith Light, Samuel L. Jackson, Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Groff, Rosie O’Donnell, T.I., LL Cool J and Barrett Foa.  Tina Fey will introduce a very special performance by Jennifer Hudson who will perform a number from the new musical, “Finding Neverland.”

Other performances during the show will include NPH and the cast of “Hedwig,” nominee Sutton Foster and the cast of “Violet,Alan Cumming reprising his role from “Cabaret” as well as Idina Menzel performing from the new show, “If/Then.”  More than likely Menzel will also be there when the cast of “Wicked” takes the stage again to celebrate the iconic show’s 10th anniversary. Music legends Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Fantasia will take the stage for an unforgettable performance with the cast of “After Midnight” and Sting will perform a song from his upcoming musical, “The Last Ship.”

And then, of course, there are the awards themselves. Here’s a glimpse at the show with the most nominations this year (10) : “The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.”

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And which shows are up for Best Revival Of A Play? Let’s take a look:

Act One

All The Way

Casa Valentina

Mothers and Sons

Outside Mullingar

The nominees for Best Musical are…

After Midnight


Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

The nominees for Best Revival Of A Play are:

The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Glass Menagerie

A Raisin in the Sun

Twelfth Night


And the nominees for Best Revival of a Musical are:

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Les Misérables


For a complete list of nominees, visit the Tony Awards website.

The Tony Awards air this Sunday, June 8th at 8pm on CBS. 

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