Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock
Credit: Joan Marcus

A report surfaced this morning that producers of the 2011 Tony Awards were looking to shake up this year’s June 12 telecast by hiring Chris Rock (who’s currently starring on Broadway in Motherf—er with a Hat) to host. But we’ve got some sad news: Word from Rock’s camp is that, though the comedian and former Oscar front man hasn’t ruled out being involved in the night’s festivities in some way (most think Motherf—er is a shoo-in for a nomination), he will not be MC-ing the show.

Rock would have certainly provided an interesting shakeup to the Tonys, but now that he’s out of the running, we have another, off-kilter suggestion for the Tony staff to consider: The Book of Mormon‘s Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Just a thought.