The Broadway community is busy gearing up for the 68th annual Tony Awards which are set to take place on Sunday at Radio City Music Hall. NY1’s Frank DiLella caught up with stage and screen superstar Hugh Jackman to chat hosting duties.
The countdown is on for Broadway's biggest night.
The 68th annual Tony Awards are set to take place on Sunday and as always, will feature some high-profile talent, splashy musical numbers and more! As for hosting duties, 2004 Tony winner for "The Boy From Oz," Hugh Jackman, returns to the Music Hall as the evening's MC.
“I've hosted this three times and now I’ve been lucky enough to host the Oscars. but the most fun you can have hosting is doing this show,” said Jackman.
Forty-four productions opened this season on Broadway, and included in that mix 16 musicals, so I had to ask Hugh, as a "song and dance" man, any favorites?
His response, well he played it safe.
“I can't do that man, I'm not doing that man. I do have them, you know I do, but I'm going to be backstage with all those people, so unfortunately too many people see your show for me to comment,” he said.
Frank DiLella: I hear you're going to be part of this big tap dance opening number?
Jackman: Wow man you're good. I was about to say I can't reveal anything, but yes there's some tapping, but I'm not front and center of that piece, rightly so, because there are some tappers on that stage who are truly out of this world.
Regardless whether you're watching in the Hall or at home in your living room, Jackman says you're in for a treat.
There's 10 performances and each show gets to put their best foot forward, they're doing one number, so you know you're going to see the best of the best.
The Tony Awards will be handed out on Sunday night and be sure to tune into NY1's Red Carpet Special starting at 6 p.m.