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Meet Your 2015 Tony Award Hosts!

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|by Jenny Bustance |

The news is out: the 69th Annual Tony Awards will have not one, but two hosts. Not only that, but they are both much beloved Broadway Babies and Tony Award Winners in their own rights: Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth. They have some big shoes to fill, with a roster of recent hosts including big names like Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, and Whoopi Goldberg. But with resumes like theirs, I have no doubt that they will surpass all expectations.

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2015 Tony Award Host Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth was born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, in 1968. Adopted into the Chenoweth family at 5 days old, she grew up singing gospel music in the church choir. She earned her BA from Oklahoma City University in Musical Theatre, and went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Opera. Chenoweth is probably best known for her role as Glinda the Good Witch in the Broadway smash hit Wicked, but she earned her first Tony Award -- as well as a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award -- for her role as Sally Brown in the Broadway production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Now, she’s back performing on the Great White Way in On the Twentieth Century, and she’s been nominated again in the Best Actress in a Musical category.

Alan Cumming was born in Scotland in 1965, and he grew up there with his parents and an elder brother. He began his artistic career in film and theatre, performing and appearing all over the UK in various independent films and television shows. He is probably best known in the United States for his Tony-Award-Winning role as the Emcee in Cabaret: he took home a plethora of other awards for that performance, a performance he recently revived, including a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle award. He has also been nominated for Emmy Awards and Golden Globe awards for his work on the hit television series The Good Wife. Cumming is also an author and an activist, with several book publications under his belt, including a novel and a memoir.

It would be easy to go on and on, and list all of the many accolades these two hosts have accumulated between them, but suffice it to say that, with resumes like theirs, these two are sure to give us a Tony Awards event we won’t ever forget.

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