10 musical numbers planned for Tonys 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda and the company of "Hamilton." (Photo: Joan Marcus)
Lin-Manuel Miranda and the company of “Hamilton.” (Photo: Joan Marcus)

You knew you’d get your “Hamilton” fix during the 70th Annual Tony Awards live broadcast from the Beacon Theatre beginning at 8 p.m. June 12  on CBS.

The Tony folks also will include nine other musical numbers from current shows and one that closed, “Spring Awakening,” which raised funds to perform on the Tony broadcast via a Kickstarter campaign.

According to Playbill.com:

The evening will feature performances from the 2016 Tony-nominated Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical shows. Performers will include Tony nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Adrienne Warren and the cast of Shuffle Along…; Tony nominees

Danny Berstein stars in "Fiddler on the Roof." (PHOTO: Joan Marcus)
Danny Berstein stars in “Fiddler on the Roof.” (PHOTO: Joan Marcus)

Laura Benanti, Zachary Leviand Jane Krakowski and the cast of She Loves Me; Tony nominee Alex Brightman and the cast of School of Rock; Tony nominee Danny Burstein and the cast of Fiddler on the Roof; Tony nominees Danielle Brooks and Cynthia Erivo and the cast of The Color Purple; Tony nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr., Renee Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson and Daveed Diggs and the cast of Hamilton; Tony nominees Sara Bareilles, Christopher Fitzgerald and Jessie Mueller and the cast of Waitress; Tony nominee Carmen Cusack and the cast of Bright Star; and the cast of Spring Awakening. The latter had raised funds to perform on the Tony broadcast via a Kickstarter campaign.

The telecast will also feature a performance by Gloria Estefan and the cast of On Your Feet,which did not receive a Best Musical Tony nomination.

Specific songs titles were not announced.

Tony Award winner James Corden will host the awards show. Previously announced presenters include Uzo Aduba, Cate Blanchett, Claire Danes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Carole King, Diane Lane, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Marlee Matlin, Audra McDonald, Patina Miller, Andrew Rannells, Saoirse Ronan, Blair Underwood, Oprah Winfrey and 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Show-business icon Barbra Streisand will also present.

The ceremony is presented by Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, which founded the Tonys.

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