An eclectic list of celebrities including former American Idol judge Paula Abdul, Broadway vets Katie Holmes (All My Sons) and Daniel Radcliffe (Equus) and fledgling producers Will and Jada Pinkett Smith (Fela!) have joined the list of presenters at the 2010 Tony Awards, which will be telecast live from Radio City Music Hall on June 13 at 8:00 PM. Tony nominee Sean Hayes (Promises, Promises) is set to host.
The list of presenters now includes Paula Abdul, Antonio Banderas, Justin Bartha, Patrick Breen, Laura Bell Bundy, Laura Benanti, Cate Blanchett, Michael Cerveris, Kristen Chenoweth, Barbara Cook, Viola Davis, Michael Douglas, Kelsey Grammer, Brian d’Arcy James, Rosemary Harris, Patrick Heusinger, Katie Holmes, Scarlett Johansson, Angela Lansbury, Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, Lucy Liu, Jan Maxwell, Idina Menzel, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Matthew Morrison, Chris Noth, Bernadette Peters, David Hyde Pierce, Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Sanchez, Tony Shalhoub, Liev Schreiber, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Stanley Tucci, Denzel Washington and Raquel Welch.
As previously announced, the Tony telecast will feature performances by Green Day; Glee’s Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison, the Tony-nominated Best Musicals American Idiot, Fela!, Memphis and Million Dollar Quartet and the Tony-nominated Best Musical Revivals La Cage aux Folles (featuring Kelsey Grammer), A Little Night Music (featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Ragtime. Casts from the musicals Come Fly Away, Everyday Rapture and Promises, Promises will also perform.
This year's Tony ceremony will be broadcast in 45 countries spanning four continents, including Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand and on Armed Forces television.