The lineup of performances has been announced for the 2011 Tony Awards, to be held on June 12 at the Beacon Theater. Spotlighted shows will include nominees Anything Goes (featuring Sutton Foster), Catch Me If You Can (featuring Norbert Leo Butz and Aaron Tveit), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (featuring Daniel Radcliffe and John Laroquette), Sister Act (featuring Patina Miller), The Book of Mormon (featuring Andrew Rannells) and The Scottsboro Boys (featuring Joshua Henry). No specific musical numbers have been revealed.
Also taking to the Tony stage will be the 2010 Best Musical Memphis, Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, along with special appearances by Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer and legendary club singer Martha Wash.
Emmy winner and Broadway vet Neil Patrick Harris will host the Tony telecast, and also reunite with his co-stars from the New York Philharmonic’s April 2011 staged concert of Company for a performance. In addition to Harris, the Company company includes Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Katie Finneran, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton and Anika Noni Rose.
As previously announced, the evening will feature appearances by Alec Baldwin, Christie Brinkley, Matthew Broderick, Harry Connick, Jr., Viola Davis, Whoopi Goldberg, Kelsey Grammer, Joel Grey, Marg Helgenberger, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Jim Parsons, David Hyde Pierce, Daniel Radcliffe, Vanessa Redgrave, Chris Rock, Brooke Shields, Robin Williams, Patrick Wilson and Catherine Zeta-Jones.