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Hugh Jackman to host Tonys

Published 12/02/2014 | 07:51

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12:  Hugh Jackman (L) and Neil Patrick Harris perform on stage during the 65th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Hugh Jackman performing at the 2011 Tonys
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16:  (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/WIREIMAGE REQUIRED)  Hugh Jackman (L) and wife Deborra-Lee Furness attend the UK Premiere of 'The Wolverine' at Empire Leicester Square on July 16, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave M. Benett/WireImage)
Hugh Jackman (L) and wife Deborra-Lee Furness

Hugh Jackman will host the 2014 Tony Awards.

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The Wolverine star will emcee Broadway’s biggest night at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on June 8.

Hugh announced the news in a tweet on Tuesday.

“Couldn't wait another minute... @TheTonyAwards @cbs_ #4thTime #Broadway #TheTonyAwards,” he wrote.

It will be his fourth time hosting, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Hugh previously hosted the Tonys in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

He won an Emmy Award for his performance during the 2004 prize-giving, and a nomination for hosting in 2005.

CBS will air this year’s broadcast.

The network’s Executive Vice-President of Specials, Music and Live Events, Jack Sussman, said his team is “thrilled” to have Hugh return.

“Hugh is the ultimate performer – actor, singer and dancer – he does it all, second to none. He is a consummate entertainer and the one you want out there hosting your live television event,” he said.

Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League and Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing, Heather Hitchens, also issued a joint statement.

“We are excited that Hugh will be joining us, once again, at Radio City Music Hall to host the 68th annual Tony Awards. Hugh is an extraordinary talent and loyal supporter of the Broadway community – whether he is on-stage or in the audience – and we are honored to have him back as host,” the women said.

Tony Award nominations are scheduled to be announced on April 29.

Neil Patrick Harris was last year’s host.

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