Kevin Spacey Will Host the 2017 Tony Awards

Kevin Spacey has been regarded as one of the most talented performers in show business for many years. He has portrayed many memorable characters on stage and screen. He has won Oscar and Tony awards for his acting brilliance. He is also a very talented singer. Therefore, Spacey was a very obvious choice to host the 2017 Tony Awards. This is the show that honors the greatest achievements in Broadway musicals and plays. Spacey has talked about hosting the Tony Awards for quite some time. However, he finally has the time this year to actually do it. Scheduling conflicts during the past several years have preventing Spacey from being able to commit the time needed for the rehearsals leading up to the event.

 

Kevin is best known for his acting in movies. However, he considers himself a stage actor first and foremost. He has said on many occasions that there is nothing quite as thrilling as being on stage in front of a live audience. He loves the rush of acting without a net. This is why he wanted to host the Tonys so badly. He will be able to honor other stage actors like himself. He has said that he has many surprises in store when he eventually hosts Broadway’s biggest night of the year.

 

Kevin Spacey has been asked how he has been able to stay relevant for so many years when other actors fade into obscurity. He says that he is not quite sure. He simply chooses projects that allow him to play characters that interest him. He really does not put much thought into the mass appeal of the project. His role on “House of Cards” came about because he simply wanted to play a scheming politician. He feels that many actors put too much thought into their career choices and they end up making bad decisions. Spacey has spent many years guiding his career using his gut instinct. He looks forward to hosting the Tony Awards.

 

 

 

Kevin Spacey Shines As Tony Awards Host And Toys With In/Out Closet Humor

Actor Kevin Spacey has never said he was gay or straight, and rumors have been dogging the Academy Award winner for some 30 years now. At last night’s 71st annual Tony Awards show in New York City, the star played host and gave quite a peppy monologue, and yes, he teased the audience about his sexuality.

 

Dressed as Norma Desmond with a striking turban and long flowing robe from iconic Sunset Boulevard, Spacey began singing, “I’m coming out.” Then he added “Wait, no, wait.” The audience burst out laughing. The monologue is all over YouTube, just in case you missed the show’s opening.

 

It was a fun-filled, energetic 11-minute monologue with several costume changes as Spacey, 57, sang and tap-danced. Even Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal came on and provided some laughs along with the famous Rockettes.

 

The evening was an amazing one, and here are some of the top Tony Award winners for 2017 listed below. If you want to see the full list, click here.

 

Best Musical – Dear Evan Hansen

 

Best Play – Oslo by J.T. Rogers

 

Best Revival of a Musical – Hello, Dolly!

 

Best Revival of a Play – August Wilson’s Jitney

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical – Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical – Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play – Kevin Kline, Present Laughter

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play – Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical – Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical – Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play – Michael Aronov, Oslo

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play – Cynthia Nixon, Lillian Helman’s The Little Foxes

 

Best Score – Dear Evan Hansen, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

 

Best Book of a Musical – Dear Evan Hansen, Steven Levenson

A “Spongebob SquarePants” Musical Is in Development

Making Broadway musicals based around properties that are already very popular is nothing new. “Wicked” and “The Lion King” have become two of the highest grossing musicals in the history of Broadway. Therefore, it makes sense that this formula will be tried again. However, this time the star of he show will be a cartoon character from a kids show on Nickelodeon. SpongeBob SquarePants will be getting his own musical on Broadway. The show will debut on the Great White Way on December 4th. The show has actually already premiered in Chicago. The same cast will be playing all of their same parts in the Broadway production.

 

Some very famous and talented musicians will also be lending some of their songs to the production. The late David Bowie had already agreed to have one of his songs in the show before his death last year. He provided the voice in a SpongeBob show and had been friendly with the producers ever since. Cyndi Lauper, Lady Antebellum, John Legend and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler are other artists who have already committed to be a part of the project. “SpongeBob SquarePants” has been one of Nickelodeon’s most popular original shows in the history of the channel. The network has made millions of dollars selling merchandise associated wit the character.

 

Info about the plot of the show has not been made available. It is unclear if the musical will follow any plots that have been taken directly from episodes of the show. There were rumors that the New York City production of the show will be different than the Chicago version. However, nothing has been confirmed as of yet. Nickelodeon has been in talks to do a musical starring SpongeBob for many years. However, people involved with the network were not happy with the scripts that were being presented to them. The finally found a script that they believed would be a hit with audiences and went into production last year.