It has been announced that Kevin Spacey will host the 71st Annual Tony Awards live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday 11 June 2017. This will be Spacey's first time hosting the prestigious awards event.
Kevin Spacey said “I was their 2nd choice for Usual Suspects, 4th choice for America Beauty and 15th choice to host this year’s Tony Awards. I think my career is definitely going in the right direction, Maybe I can get shortlisted to host the Oscars if everyone else turns it down.”
“We are thrilled to have Kevin, who has mastered the Broadway stage, the big and small screens and the West End, host this year’s Tony Awards! His spirit and passion for live theatre makes him the perfect host, and we can’t wait to see the energy he brings to Radio City on Tony night!” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing.
Spacey who continues to enthral audiences with his Netflix drama series House Of Cards is well known to British theatre audiences through his successful artistic directorship and on stage appearances at London's Old Vic Theatre.