BET.com reports the divas will come together with the cast of the Tony-nominated play “After Midnight” to perform at the 68th annual event. “After Midnight,” musical ode to the Harlem Renaissance, collected seven nominations. “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” garnered the most nominations with 10. “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” starring Neil Patrick Harris, secured eight nominations, followed by the Broadway rival of “A Raisin in the Sun,” which received five nods.
One person people will be watching will be Audra McDonald, who garnered a nomination for her performance as Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.” If she wins, McDonald will make history as a six-time Tony winner.
The Tony Awards will be hosted by Hugh Jackman and broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall. Bradley Cooper, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Bryan Cranston, Idina Menzel, Will Ferrell and Zachary Quinto, are among the celebrities scheduled to appear as well as Kate Mara, Matt Bomer, Vera Farmiga, Chris O’Dowd, Sutton Foster, Leighton Meester, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Emmy Rossum.
The 68th annual Tony Awards will air on CBS on June 8.