Tony Awards: Neil Patrick Harris, Idina Menzel and more set to perform
Hot on the heels of announcing the presenters at this year’s Tony Awards, the show has confirmed the annual ceremony’s performance lineup. The headline news: Nominated musicals Hedwig and the Angry Inch, If/Then and Violet will be showcased with performances by their Tony-nominated stars, Neil Patrick Harris, Idina Menzel, and Sutton Foster, respectively. Alan Cumming will also reprise his award winning role as the Emcee in a performance from Cabaret.
Other nominated musicals, revivals, and new musicals from the 2014 season to be represented onstage include Aladdin, Les Misérables, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bullets Over Broadway and Rocky. Musical legends Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Fantasia will join the cast of After Midnight for what is sure to be a show-stopping performance, while viewers can also look forward to a performance from Sting, who will showcase a song from his upcoming musical The Last Ship.
Also of note for die-hard Broadway fans: The 2014 cast of the Broadway hit Wicked will perform in celebration of their show’s 10th anniversary.
The 68th Annual Tony Awards air Sunday, June 8, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
[Edit: We mistakenly identified Wicked‘s performance as being that of the original 2004 cast. It is, in fact, the current Broadway cast that will be performing.]