NEW YORK (CBS San Francisco/AP) — Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will co-host this summer’s 72nd annual Tony Awards.
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Bareilles starred in the hit show “Waitress” and composed the music and lyrics, earning her first Tony Award nomination. Groban starred in “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” also earning his first nomination.
“The Theater has completely transformed my life in every way possible. I have never felt more embraced and encouraged by a professional community, and I am so grateful for that,” Bareilles said in a statement. “I feel incredibly lucky to get to spend an evening celebrating and applauding this outstanding collective of artists, friends, collaborators, and creatives. It is my great honor to join my friend Josh Groban in hosting the Tonys this year, and use the opportunity to simply say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to this wonderful community…in high heels, with jokes.”READ MORE: South Bay Restaurants Raise Money for Anti-Hate Efforts Supporting AAPI Community
Groban was also humbled by the honor of hosting.
“I am humbled and ecstatic to be co-hosting the Tony Awards this year with such a brilliant artist and wonderful friend, Sara Bareilles. The dedication and inspiration surrounding live theatre gave me my life path as a young kid and the warmth and support of the Broadway community has been the highlight of my career,” said Groban. “So to be at the helm of a night celebrating the best of that theatre with a person I just laugh way too much with, is beyond words. But I will have words on Tony night! The best words! I look forward to flailing about in front of my peers. It will be with all the love and respect in the world for the room we’re lucky enough to be in.”MORE NEWS: San Jose State University President Says Ex-Trainer Improperly Touched Athletes
The 72nd annual Tony Awards will be held on June 10 at Radio City Music Hall and will be aired here on KOPIX .