Leslie Odom Jr to Host Tony Awards TV Special
September 13, 2021, 8:29.50 am ET
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Tony Award winner Leslie Odom. Jr will host “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!” on Sunday, September 26, which will air on CBS from 9pm-11pm.
This unprecedent event will feature superstar Broadway entertainers and Tony Award winners re-uniting on stage to perform beloved classics and celebrate the joy and magic of live theatre; special performances from the three Tony nominated Best Musical contenders -- “Moulin Rouge,” “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” and “Jagged Little Pill”; and the live presentation of three Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Revival of a Play and Best Musical.
The presentation of majority of the American Theatre Wing’s 74th Annual Tony Awards at 7pm, to be hosted by six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, will stream live exclusively on the Paramount+ network.
Odom won the Tony and Grammy Awards for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton.” Earlier this year, he received two Academy Award nominations for co-starring in and writing songs for the acclaimed film “One Night in Miami.” Currently, he can be heard voicing the character of ‘Owen Tillerman’ in Season 2 of the Apple TV+ animated musical-comedy series “Central Park” and will star in David Chase’s “Sopranos” prequel, “Many Saints of Newark,” which is set to be released in theatres on October 1.