Fresh off the news that Neil Patrick Harris will return as a third-time Tony host, the awards show has made another big-name announcement: Broadway babes Kristin Chenoweth and Jim Parsons will announce the nominees for this year’s telecast.
Though Chenoweth and Parsons headline GCB and The Big Bang Theory, respectively, the two are no strangers to the theater. Chenoweth picked up a Tony in 1999 for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and originated the role of Glinda in Wicked, while Parsons has made the rounds in the 2011 revival of Normal Heart and the upcoming revival of Harvey.
The two will break the news of the noms on May 1 at 8:30 a.m. from Lincoln Center. Non-NYC Broadway buffs can rejoice: The announcement can also be viewed via live webcast on TonyAwards.com. The show airs live on Sunday, June 10.
And just because any Broadway news about Chenoweth is an excuse to watch her dazzle on stage, here’s a video of her singing her sparkly heart out at the 2004 Tonys: