On June 7th, stars from Hollywood and Broadway will descend on New York’s famous Radio City Music Hall to revel in this year’s best theatre performances at the 69th Annual Tony Awards. Stage vets Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will host the theatrical extravaganza and are sure to garner a standing ovation.
The longtime friends previously worked together on the 2007 documentary ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway and Alan is one of Kristin’s biggest fans, telling Seth Meyers on Late Night, “I just think she’s the funniest thing. She’s a national treasure!”
This year’s awards show has a hefty dose of A-list star power. In addition to presenters like Neil Patrick Harris, Amanda Seyfried and Jim Parsons, stars like Helen Mirren, Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, Sting and Bill Nighy could be one step closer to securing their EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony).
Bradley Cooper is used to nominations for his work in film, having three Oscar nods to his name, but this is his first stab at stage glory. Playing the biographical role in The Elephant Man is a dream come true for the American Sniper actor, who told Today’s Matt Lauer that director David Lynch’s 1980 film “is the reason why I wanted to become an actor … then I discovered it was a play, and I did it for my thesis in grad school."
After a successful run on The Great White Way earlier this year, Bradley is currently entertaining audiences in London’s West End, where he has been equally praised for his performance (most recently by none other than Vogue editor Anna Wintour!).
Should Bradley take home the Tony award on June 7th he joins a long-list of fellow celebrities who have found fame on screen and in award-winning performances on Broadway. We've rounded up 13 of his Tony-nominated colleagues.