By Ben Pesner at TonyAwards.com
| A pair of big Broadway and Hollywood names will be on hand on Tuesday morning, May 1 to announce the nominations for the 2012 Tony Awards®. Kristin Chenoweth will join Jim Parsons to do the honors in a live webcast seen on TonyAwards.com.
Chenoweth, a past Tony-winner and two-time nominee who created the role of Glinda in Wicked, most recently appeared on Broadway in Promises, Promises. Parsons made his Broadway debut last season in The Normal Heart, and will star in Roundabout Theatre Company’s new Broadway production of Harvey at Studio 54 beginning May 18.
The American Theatre Wing’s 66th Annual Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be broadcast on CBS on June 10 live from the Beacon Theatre, with Neil Patrick Harris hosting.
Live Video Webcast, Plus Twitter and E-mail Alerts
You can watch the Nominations Announcement, which is sponsored by IBM, live here at TonyAwards.com. Our webcast begins at 8:30 a.m. ET on May 1.
In addition to providing live video feed, we’ll post the complete list of winners immediately afterwards. You can sign up here to receive an email alert when the nominations are posted.
And we’ll also tweet the nominations live at Twitter.com/TheTonyAwards.
Chenoweth and Parsons will reveal the recipients of nominations in each of the 26 competitive categories. Productions that opened during the 2011-2012 Broadway season on before the April 26 cut-off date may be eligible for Tony Awards this year.
CBS will air a portion of the nominations live that morning. The NYC cable TV channel NY1 will carry the event in its entirety, as will TonyAwards.com. Our live video webcast is courtesy of NY1.
The Nominations Announcement takes place in a private event at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center.
About Kristin Chenoweth
Emmy- and Tony Award-winner and Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee Kristin Chenoweth effortlessly transitions between stage, television and film with the captivating grace that only she can project. She received rave reviews while starring in the ABC series Pushing Daisies, where she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She has appeared in Fox’s comedy Glee, where she played a former student who comes back to help re-energize the Glee club. For this role, she was nominated for a People’s Choice Award in the category of Favorite TV Guest Star. Chenoweth also starred as Annabeth Schott on the hit drama The West Wing and guest judged on American Idol. Chenoweth currently stars as Carlene Cockburn in the new ABC series Good Christian Belles.
Many remember her show-stealing, Tony-winning performance in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and her triumphant star turn when she originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, which earned her a leading actress Tony Award nomination.
Kristin’s CDs include A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas, Let Yourself Go, As I Am, and Some Lessons Learned. Her debut single, “I Want Somebody (Bitch About)” is a tongue-in-cheek song about finding unconditional love.
She was most recently seen on Broadway as Fran Kubelik in the revival ofPromises, Promises starring alongside Sean Hayes. She recently wrapped production of her next movie, Ed Zwick’s Family Weekend. She was also recently seen in the Disney movie You Again alongside Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell. She is the voice of Rosetta in Disney’s Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure and The Great Fairy Rescue.
Kristin wrote an uplifting candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, A Little Bit Wicked, which was released by Simon & Schuster in April 2009 and debuted at # 12 on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Seller List.
Her stage credits include: Kern and Hammerstein’s rarely seen 1932 musicalMusic in the Air at Encores! She starred in Stairway to Paradise, an original Encores! production celebrating the great Broadway revue. Kristin starred in the critically successful and highly lauded limited-engagement of The Apple Tree at Roundabout Theatre Company and also performed in the Broadway comedy Epic Proportions and in the Kander and Ebb musical Steel Pier, for which she won a Theatre World award. She also performed in an Off Broadway production of Moliere’s Scapin for Roundabout and Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore.
A veteran of the concert scene, Kristin took the stage in a solo sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall in 2004 and continues to tour the country. Chenoweth also joined the musical group IL Divo and international violin virtuoso, Vanessa Mae on IL Divo’s for their limited-run holiday tour in 2009. She performed her solo concert at Sam Mendes’s acclaimed Donmar Warehouse as part of the Divas at Donmar series. Following her show in London, Chenoweth has had numerous collaborations with various symphonies, including The New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony. One of her proudest accomplishments was having the privilege to perform Bernstein’sCandide at Lincoln Center with The New York Philharmonic. Other performances include her sold-out Los Angeles solo debut at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, an evening at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and the Washington National Opera’s 50th Anniversary Gala with Placido Domingo. She also had the honor of playing a sold out solo concert at the famed Metropolitan Opera House.
Other TV: E.J. Baxter in the Lifetime Original Movie The Twelve Men of Christmas; Marian Paroo in ABC’s movie version of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man; Lily St. Regis in the television adaptation of Annie and Mrs. Noodle on Sesame Street. Kristin also starred in her own series Kristin for NBC, and Fox’s animated series Sit Down, Shut Up and was seen in the season finale of ABC’s Ugly Betty.
Film includes: Deck the Halls with Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick, RV with Robin Williams, Bewitched with Nicole Kidman, Running with Scissors with Annette Bening, The Pink Panther with Steve Martin, and a cameo in Stranger Than Fictionwith Emma Thompson. Kristin starred alongside Cheryl Hines and Jeff Daniels in the animated film Space Chimps and in the independent film Into Temptationopposite Jeremy Sisto.