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Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, and More Announced as Presenters for 2016 Tonys

Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, and Carole King will also be among the stars onstage.

Oprah Winfrey joins the roster of presenters for the 2016 Tony Awards.
(© Joseph Marzullo)

The Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, have announced their first group of presenters for the 2016 ceremony.

The evening will feature appearances by Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple), Cate Blanchett, Tony nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell (Bright Star), Carole King (Beautiful — The Carole King Musical), Audra McDonald (Shuffle Along), Saoirse Ronan (Arthur Miller's The Crucible.), Patina Miller (Pippin), and Nathan Lane (It's Only a Play), among others. Additional presenters will be announced soon.

The 70th Annual Tony Awards will be held June 12 at the Beacon Theatre and will be broadcast live on CBS. Tony winner James Corden, of CBS' The Late Late Show, will host.

Corden is best known to New York theatergoers for his Tony-winning performance in Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors in 2012. He also performed in the 2004 Broadway cast of The History Boys and the film version of that play. On-screen, Corden starred as the Baker in the Into the Woods film.

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