Everything is Rosie at Tonys: Billy Porter and Karen Ziemba emcee Creative Arts and achievement awards

Saturday, 07 June 2014 09:16 PM Written by 

Via TonyAwards.com: A pair of past Tony Award winners will take the stage on Broadway’s biggest night to hand out American Theatre Wing Tony Awards in more than a dozen Creative Arts Award categories. Billy Porter and Karen Ziemba will preside over the Creative Arts Awards portion of the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony on June 8, which will take place before the CBS telecast begins, as well as during the commercial breaks. 

TonyAwards.com will offer  on-demand video clips of the Creative Arts portions of the Tony Awards ceremony and post the clips throughout the evening on Sunday night.

In addition, Porter and Ziemba will hand out the 2014 Tony Awards in various non-competitive categories, including the Regional Theatre Award (NYC’s Signature Theatre), the Isabelle Stevenson Award (Rosie O’Donnell), and the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Jane Greenwood).

Hometown favorite Porter also can be heard when his alma mater, Carnegie Mellon, airs its first network, primetime commercial during the Tonys broadcast. The animated spot features Porter in voiceover and was produced with alum Paula Wagner, a Tony nominee as a producer.

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