Norbert Leo Butz and Beth Leavel to Host Creative Arts Tony Awards
By Andrew Gans
Two Tony Award winners, Norbert Leo Butz and Beth Leavel, will host the Creative Arts Awards portion of the 66th Annual Tony Awards June 10 at the Beacon Theatre.
Several of the Creative Arts Awards will be presented immediately before the Tony telecast begins; the remaining ones will be presented during commercial breaks throughout the evening.
All winners will be acknowledged on the CBS broadcast.
Although a list of categories has not been announced, Creative Arts Awards usually include Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Play, Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Orchestrations and more.
A 2006 Tony Award winner for her performance in The Drowsy Chaperone, Leavel received another nomination in 2011 for her performance as Florence Greenberg in the musical Baby It's You!
Butz won the Tony for both Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Catch Me If You Can. He was also nominated for his work in Thou Shalt Not.
Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2012 Tony Awards, which will be broadcast on CBS beginning at 8 PM ET.
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