Tony Awards: Bette Midler won’t sing but will present as will Orlando Bloom, Josh Groban
By Paul Sheehan
May 31, 2017
Bette Midler may not be singing on this year’s Tony Awards but she will be among those presenting prizes at the 71st annual edition of these top theater honors on June 11. She is also in contention for her star turn in the revival of “Hello, Dolly!” Two of the Best Actor (Musical) nominees — Ben Platt (“Dear Evan Hansen”) and Josh Groban (“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” — are also slated to appear on the kudocast.
Among the famous folk also slated to take to the stage of Radio City Music Hall are Orlando Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Josh Gad, Taraji P. Henson, Scarlett Johansson, Keegan-Michael Key, Anna Kendrick and Olivia Wilde.
Kevin Spacey, who is used to accepting awards, with two Oscars, four SAG Awards, a Golden Globe and a Tony crowding his mantle will host the three-hour ceremony that will air live on CBS.
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