Darren Criss, Sara Bareilles, Samuel L. Jackson & Tina Fey Among 2019 Tony Awards Presenters

Darren Criss
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Darren Criss attends the For Your Consideration Event for FX's 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story' at DGA Theater on March 19, 2018 in Los Angeles. 

Darren Criss, Tina Fey, Samuel L. Jackson and Sutton Foster are among the first round of presenters announced for the 73rd annual Tony Awards.

Other presenters scheduled for this year's show are LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Regina King, Laura Linney, Audra McDonald, Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells and Michael Shannon. James Corden will serve as host.

Tony nominees were announced in late April, with the new musical Hadestown topping all nominees with notices in 14 categories, including best musical. Well known TV and film actors who earned nods include Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Laurie Metcalf and Adam Driver.

Update: Sara Bareilles, Laura Benanti, Abigail Breslin, Kristin Chenoweth, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Josh Groban, Danai Gurira, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christopher Jackson, Shirley Jones, Jane Krakowski, Lucy Liu, Aasif Mandvi, Sienna Miller, Catherine O’Hara, Tony Nominee Kelli O’Hara, Anthony Ramos, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marisa Tomei, Samira Wiley, BeBe Winans and Isabelle Stevenson Award recipient Judith Light will also present or make an appearance at the event, according to a June 5 release.

Check out the full list of nominees here.

This year's Tony Awards will air at 8 p.m. ET on CBS on June 9 for Radio City Music Hall in New York.



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