The Tony Awards will have a touch of Hollywood glamor as the theatrical community gathers to honor the best of Broadway.
Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson and Cuba Gooding Jr. are among the movie stars who have been tasked with handing out awards at the ceremony. Hanks is starring in the hit play “Lucky Guy” and received a Tony nomination for his work.
Johansson appeared in a critically maligned revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” earlier this year and won a Tony in 2010 for her work in “A View From the Bridge.” Gooding is in the revival of “The Trip to Bountiful,” but his work was overlooked by Tony voters.
Jesse Eisenberg, Jon Cryer and Martha Plimpton are among the other big names being tapped as presenters. Eisenberg wrote and co-starred opposite Vanessa Redgrave in the Off-Broadway production of “The Revisionist” this spring, while Plimpton has been a regular on New York’s stages.
The 2013 Tony telecast airs on CBS on June 9 at 8/7c. Neil Patrick Harris will return as the ceremony’s host.