Hugh Jackman to host Tony Awards on June 8

Hugh Jackman is returning to host the Tony Awards for the fourth time. The 68th annual edition of these top top theater kudos will air live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 8.

Jackson emceed the Tonys for three years running beginning in 2003. He won an Emmy for his efforts in 2004 in the now defunct Individual Variety Performance category. That year was especially good for Jackman as he also took home the Best Musical Actor Tony for his work in “The Boy From Oz.” Two years ago, his wife Debora Lee Furness presented him with a special Tony in recognition of his contributions to the theatrical community. 

Fans of Neil Patrick Harris needn’t despair as this four-time host is likely to be in the audience at Radio City as a nominee for his upcoming return to the rialto in the tuner “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Expect him and Jackman to do a duet, much as they did when Harris hosted in 2011. Relive that fun-filled moment below. 

When the Emmys eliminated the individual performance prize in 2009, emcees became eligible to contend as part of the creative team nominated for the kudocasts which got their own special class category. Harris has picked up Emmys for each of his first three turns as host in 2009, 2011 and 2012. His efforts as host in June 2013 will be eligible for consideration at this summer’s Emmys. 

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