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Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson to Host Tony Awards Nominations Announcement

The pair of 2016 nominees will kick off Tony season on May 2.

Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson will host the announcement of the 2017 Tony Awards nominations on May 2.
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Tony winner Jane Krakowski and Tony nominee Christopher Jackson have been announced as the hosts of this year's Tony Awards Nominations Announcement, to be held on May 2 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

Jackson, who can currently be seen on the CBS series Bull, originated the role of George Washington in Broadway's Hamilton and earned a Tony nomination for his performance last season. Krakowski won a Tony for her performance in Nine and also earned a Tony nomination last season for her performance in the revival of She Loves Me. She is currently featured on Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Also in attendance at the nominations announcement will be David Henry Hwang, chairman of the American Theatre Wing; Heather Hitchens, president of the American Theatre Wing; Robert E. Wankel, cChairman of the Broadway League; and Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League.

The announcements will begin at 8:30am and will be broadcast live on CBS This Morning,, and NY1, where available. The entire announcement will also be available on after the event.

The 71st Annual Tony Awards, presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 11.

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