Hugh Jackman’s Back as the Tony Awards Host

Hugh Jackman to Host the 2014 Tony Awards
Hugh Jackman (Photo © Richard Chavez)
He’s back! Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman has been tapped to host The 68th Annual Tony Awards to be held on June 8, 2014 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Jackman hosted the 2003, 2004, and 2005 Tony Awards, so he’s no stranger to this hosting gig.
 
“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.”
 
“We are excited that Hugh will be joining us, once again, at Radio City Music Hall to host The 68th Annual Tony Awards,” said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing. “Hugh is an extraordinary talent and loyal supporter of the Broadway community – whether he is on-stage or in the audience – and we are honored to have him back as host.”
 
This year’s nominees will be revealed on Tuesday, April 29th.
 
Details on Hugh Jackman’s Career [Courtesy of CBS]:

Hugh Jackman is an Academy Award® nominated, Golden Globe and Tony Award winning actor, who has made an impression on audiences of all ages with his multi-hyphenate career persona, proving that he is as successful on stage in front of live crowds as he is on a film set. The Australian native made his first major U.S. film appearance as Wolverine in the first installment of the X-Men series, a role he reprised in the enormously successful X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine. He reunites with the X-men team for X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is set for release in May 2014.
 
Jackman’s other feature film credits include Prisoners, Les Misérables, for which he earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical as well as his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, Rise of the Guardians, Real Steel, Australia, The Fountain, The Prestige, Scoop, Happy Feet, Flushed Away, Deception, Someone Like You, Swordfish, Van Helsing, and Kate and Leopold, for which he received a 2002 Golden Globe nomination.
 
Most recently, Jackman appeared on Broadway in Hugh Jackman – Back on Broadway in the fall of 2011. Additional credits include A Steady Rain in 2009 and The Boy From Oz, for which Jackman received the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical as well as Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards. Previously, Jackman appeared in Carousel at Carnegie Hall, Oklahoma! at the National Theater in London (Olivier Award nomination), Sunset Boulevard (MO Award – Australia’s Tony Award) and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (MO Award nomination). Jackman’s continued dedication to the Broadway community was feted at the 2012 Tony Awards where he received a Special Award from the Tony Awards Administration Committee, recognizing his accomplishments both as a performer as well as a humanitarian.
 
Jackman’s career began in Australia in the independent films Paperback Hero and Erskineville Kings (Australian Film Critics’ Circle Best Actor award and The Australian Film Institute Best Actor nomination). In 1999, he was named Australian Star of the Year at the Australian Movie Convention.

 
Source: CBS
 
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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