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Julianne Hough and Utkarsh Ambudkar will host ‘The Tony Awards: Act One’

The 77th annual Tony Awards will take place at Lincoln Center on June 16.

(L-R) Julianne Hough and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

“The Tony Awards: Act One,” a telecast featuring the presentation of select Tony awards, will be hosted by Julianne Hough and Utkarsh Ambudkar. The special will air live on June 16 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. ET on Pluto TV for free.

The previously announced 77th annual Tony Awards ceremony, airing live from David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on CBS and Paramount+, will immediately follow the program.

This announcement marks Hough’s third consecutive assignment as co-host of the “Act One” pre-show. She made her Broadway debut in 2022’s “POTUS.” Hough won a 2015 Emmy Award for choreographing on “Dancing with the Stars.”

Ambudkar made his Broadway debut in 2019’s “Freestyle Love Supreme,” and also appeared in the production’s 2021 return engagement. He currently stars in the CBS series “Ghosts.”

As previously announced, the Tony Awards ceremony will be hosted by Ariana DeBose. The Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.