Hugh Jackman Returns To Host “The 68th Annual Tony Awards”

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Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman returns to host “The 68th Annual Tony Awards,” live from Radio City Music Hall, for the fourth time. Jackman served as host from 2003-2005, earning an Emmy Award for hosting in 2004, and a nomination for 2005.

“We are thrilled to have Hugh Jackman return to host the Tony Awards,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment.  “Hugh is the ultimate performer – actor, singer and dancer – he does it all, second to none.  He is a consummate entertainer and the one you want out there hosting your live television event.”

Besides being a Tony Award and Golden Globe winning actor, Jackman has also been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role of Jean Valjean in “Les Miserable.” Jackman appeared on Broadway most recently in “Hugh Jackman – Back on Broadway” in the fall of 2011. At the 2012 Tony Awards, Jackman, received a Special Award from the Tony Awards Administration Committee, recognizing his accomplishments both as a performer as well as a humanitarian.

This year marks the 68th anniversary of the TONY Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947 at the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers.

The nominations for the 2014 TONY Awards will be announced live on Tuesday, April 29 from New York City.

“The 68th Annual Tony Awards” will be broadcast on CBS June 8th, 8pm ET.

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