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Ariana DeBose is hosting the 75th annual Tony Awards, set to take place June 12 at New York's Radio City Music Hall.


The Tony Awards announced Wednesday that DeBose, Academy-award winner and Tony-award nominee, will host the 75th annual awards show.

"We are thrilled to have Ariana DeBose, who has captivated audiences with her inspirational roles onstage and in film and television, host this year's Tony Awards," Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President for CBS, said in a statement.
"After the last challenging two years, there is no one better to bring the theater community together on this important night honoring the best of Broadway and share the joys of live performing once again than this extraordinarily talented artist."

DeBose has appeared in six Broadway shows throughout her career. She was nominated for a Tony in 2018 for her work in "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical."

The actress is also currently on the International Board of Covenant House, advocating for homeless youth and as a board member of A is For, a reproductive rights organization started by Martha Plimpton.

"I'm coming home... as your Tony Awards HOST! See you June 12," DeBose shared to Instagram on Wednesday.

The Tony Awards cut-off date has been extended for the 2021-2022 season until May 4 for all Broadway productions. Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry will host the nominations announcement on May 9.

Don't miss the Tony Awards on CBS and Paramount+ starting at 8 p.m. on June 12. There will also be a special hour-long pre-show on Parmount+.

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