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Erich Bergen will host ‘First Impressions Cam’ at 2024 Tony Awards

The backstage interviews will allow telecast viewers backstage content from the 77th annual ceremony.

Erich Bergen (Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

In a partnership with City National Bank, the Tony Awards will once again offer a “First Impressions Cam.” Hosted by Erich Bergen, the videos will feature the winners of the 2024 Tonys ceremony and their initial reactions immediately following their acceptance speeches. 

Bergen previously hosted the “First Impressions Cam” at the 2023 Tony Awards. He has appeared on the Main Stem replacing in “Chicago” as well as in both the original and return engagements of “Waitress.” On the road, he appeared as Bob Gaudio in the national tour of “Jersey Boys,” a role he reprised for the musical’s film adaptation. On television, he played Blake Moran in the CBS series “Madam Secretary.”

The exclusive “First Impressions” interviews will be available to view on the Tony Awards YouTube channel and social platforms @TheTonyAwards.

“City National Bank has been a tremendous partner of the Tony Awards and we’re thrilled to have them return for this year’s event,” said Heather Hitchens, president and CEO of the American Theatre Wing, and Jason Laks, interim president of the Broadway League, in a joint statement. “In addition to City National playing a crucial role in supporting the Broadway community throughout the year, they also elevate the excitement of Broadway’s biggest night by giving fans exclusive access to these amazing backstage moments.”

As previously announced, the June 16 ceremony will be broadcast on CBS and Paramount+ beginning at 8 p.m. ET. “Tony Awards: Act One,” a special pre-show including the presentation of several awards, will stream live on Pluto TV beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

The Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.