“The Tony Awards: Act One,” an exclusive special which will stream June 12 on Paramount+ before the Tony Awards telecast, will be hosted by Darren Criss and Julianne Hough.
Criss and Hough, both of whom are starring in Broadway plays this season, will preside over the hour of content starting at 7 p.m. They will present awards and introduce performances throughout the evening, according to the announcement.
Ariana DeBose will take over hosting duties when the official 75th Annual Tony Awards ceremony begins at 8 p.m. The event will be carried on CBS and Paramount+.
“We are thrilled to have Darren and Julianne kick-off our 75th Anniversary with ‘The Tony Awards: Act One,’ celebrating the dynamic achievements of Broadway’s best,” said Charlotte St. Martin Broadway League president Charlotte St. Martin and president and chief executive of the American Theatre Wing Heather Hitchens. “We can’t wait to see what these two triple-threat talents will bring to the stage on Tony night!”