Emmy winner and current Tony nominee Sean Hayes has been picked to host the 64th Annual Tony Awards, drawing the difficult task of following up Neil Patrick Harris' acclaimed hosting turn last year.
Best know as scene-stealing Jack from NBC's "Will & Grace," Hayes is up for a Tony for his lead role in the revival "Promises, Promises."
"I am absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Tony Awards," statws Hayes. "As the new guy on Broadway, it's an honor to be included in the established alumni."
Adds Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment, "We will have some of the biggest stars from the worlds of theater, film and television helping us celebrate this amazing season on Broadway. Having Sean Hayes, who is a triple threat himself, as well as a Tony nominee this year, will make this a show you won't want to miss."
Indeed, this year's Tonys ceremony threatens to be the most star-studded on record. CBS has already confirmed appearances from folks like Cate Blanchett, Michael Douglas, Denzel Washington, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney.
The Tonys will be broadcast on Sunday, June 13 on CBS.