Tony Award nominees TBA this morning, Tony hosts Chenoweth and Cumming

Tony Award nominations are scheduled to be announced at 8:30 a.m. today.
Tony Award nominations are scheduled to be announced at 8:30 a.m. today.

If you’re wondering why Bruce Willis is hosting this morning’s Tony Awards nominations announcement (with Tony-winner Mary-Louise Parker) it’s because a little star power never hurts AND he’s making his Broadway debut next season in a stage adaptation of “Misery.”

Parker, who earned a Tony Award in 2001 for “Proof,” will star in the Manhattan Theatre Club’s “Heisenberg” this May.

Watch live here.

And speaking of hosting, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming are said to be doing the honors  for the 69th Annual Tony Awards on June 7 live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Kristin Chenoweth is currently starring opposite Peter Gallagher on Broadway in the revival of “On the Twentieth Century” and  Alan Cumming just closed in “Cabaret.”

The Roundabout production is playing a limited engagement through July 5 at the American Airlines Theatre.

(I wish them well but definitely will miss Neil Patrick Harris. If you want to know why, watch the following.)

Chenoweth won a Tony for her performance in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Cumming won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for playing the Emcee in 1998’s “Cabaret,’ which he recently reprised. He’s also appeared in “Design For Living,” “The Threepenny Opera” and his one-man “Macbeth.”

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