Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Josh Groban will co-host the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10. The live CBS broadcast, which honors the best on Broadway, will air at 8 p.m. ET from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Groban, who earned a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a leading role for his portrayal of Pierre in “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,” will co-host with Sara Bareilles. Bareilles was nominated for a 2016 Tony for writing the score for “Waitress.”
Fellow alumnus Leslie Odom, Jr., will announce the 2018 Tony Award nominees on May 1 in New York City. Odom took home a 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a leading role for his performance as Aaron Burr in “Hamilton.”
The American Theatre Wing honors Broadway’s best individuals and productions. Carnegie Mellon alumni have won 44 Tony Awards. CMU’s School of Drama consistently ranks as one of the world’s best drama schools and is recognized as an international leader in arts and technology. Year after year, the School of Drama produces graduates who go on to do award-winning work, both on stage and behind the scenes.
CMU is the exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards. As part of the collaboration, the two organizations launched the Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre Education, the first national recognition program to honor kindergarten through high-school (K-12) theatre educators.