66th Tony Awards Airs On Velvet Channel, 6/11

Neil Patrick Harris will host the 66th Tony Awards.
by Oliver Oliveros, BroadwayWorld.com

Live performances include GODSPELL, GHOST, and Tony-nominated musicals.

Manila, Philippines, June 5, 2012 – 66th Tony Awards, the most prestigious theatrical awards in the United States, which airs on Velvet Channel on Monday, June 11, 8 a.m., has announced its lineup of performances that includes “Godspell” (Filipino actors Anna Maria Perez de Tagle and George Salazar are part of the cast), “Ghost” (Filipino-American singer and dancer Albert Guerzon is part of the ensemble), and Tony-nominated musicals “Evita,” “Follies,” The Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” (Filipino Canadian actors Julius Sermonia, Jason Sermonia, and Laurin Padolina are cast members), “Leap of Faith,” Disney’s “Newsies,” (Filipino-American actor Aaron Albano is part of the ensemble), “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” and “Once.” 

The awards show also features performances from Tony-nominated straight plays such as “End of the Rainbow” with Tony-nominated actress Tracie Bennett; “One Man, Two Guvnors” with Tony-nominated actor James Corden; and “Peter and the Starcatcher” with Tony nominees Christian Borle and Celia Keenan-Bolger.

As previously announced, presenters for this year’s Tony Awards include Ellen Barkin, Candice Bergen, Jessica Chastain, Sheryl Crow, Nick Jonas, Angela Lansbury, James Marsden, Jim Parsons, Mandy Patinkin, Tyler Perry, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Plummer, Paul Rudd, Amanda Seyfried, Trey Parker, and Matt Stone.

Television actor and Broadway star Neil Patrick Harris is the awards night’s emcee.

To see the list of nominees, visit www.tonyawards.com.

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