Sean Hayes to host Tonys

This was announced yesterday, but with so much Fringe stuff to do I wasn’t able to pass it on. Sean Hayes, of Promises, Promises and Will & Grace, will host this year’s Tonys June 13.

I have to say the choice doesn’t thrill me (a guy from a TV show I only saw 10 minutes of once). Too bad Neil Patrick Harris is not coming back.

Ah, well. Here’s the story:

Dear Tony Awards Fan,

Just announced!  Sean Hayes, best known for his hilarious role as Jack McFarland on Will & Grace, will host the 2010 Tony Awards.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Tony Awards,” said Hayes. “As the new guy on Broadway, it’s an honor to be included in the established alumni.”  The Emmy and SAG Award-winning Hayes is currently starring in the first-ever Broadway revival of Promises, Promises opposite Kristin Chenoweth, for which he has received a 2010 Tony nomination as Best Actor in a Musical.

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Also, last Thursday, the Tony Class of 2010 gathered for a star-studded photo shoot.  Check out the photo gallery on to see this year’s nominees together on the steps of the Plaza Hotel in New York City, plus some behind-the-scenes exclusives.  Also, many of you asked us on Facebook for a larger version of the photo — so we answered this request — with a high-res desktop version now available for download.

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As you can see Tony season is in high gear.  We will have more great stuff for you in the coming week, so stay tuned!

Until then,
The Tony Awards Team

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