Hugh Jackman to Return as Host of Tony Awards Ceremony
Jackman won a Tony for his critically acclaimed performance in The Boy From Oz last season. His other credits include the role of Curly in the 1998 London production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and major roles in such films as Van Helsing, X-Men, Kate & Leopold, and Swordfish.
The 2005 Tony Awards will be executive produced by Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment; Kirshner has worked on 12 of the past 13 Tony shows, while Weiss is now in his fifth year as director of the telecast. The awards have a new publicity firm this year in PMK/HBH. Although Jackman was named as the host of the 2005 Tonys last week in an e-mail blast from the ticket outlet Group Sales Box Office, PMK did not officially confirm that information until today.