Ariana DeBose to host Tony Awards again

Ariana DeBose is set to return as the host for the 2023 Tony Awards in June, the Broadway League and The American Theater Wing, the organisations that produce the Tony Awards, have said.

The Oscar-winner hosted the Tony Awards for the first time in 2022.

“I was honoured to serve as host last year and even more so to be asked back! So looking forward to celebrating this incredible season and the people who make the work happen. Here’s to adding some uptown flavour to the magic of the Tony Awards,” a CBS report quotes DeBose as saying in a news release.

A celebrated figure in the theatre world,Debose earned a Tony nomination in 2018 for her role as Disco Donna in the stage production of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, and has appeared in many Broadway and off-Broadway plays like A Bronx Tale, Pippin and Motown the Musical.

The Tony Awards honour theatre professionals for distinguished achievements on Broadway and will air on CBS on June 11. The ceremony will also be livestreamed on Paramount+.


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