James Corden, the “Late Night Show” anchor hosts the ceremony this year. Corden is a Tony Award winner himself. He received the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play back in 2012 for his performance in "One Man, Two Guvnors".
The first Tony Award of the night has gone to Celia Keenan-Bolger, a first-time winner. Keenan-Bolger won the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play for playing the girl Scout in a stage adaptation of Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird", according to AP report.
The shows this season reported a record $1.8 billion in sales, up 7.8 percent from last season. Attendance was 14.8 million - up 7.1 percent - and has risen steadily for decades, with the number of theatergoers in 2018-19 double that of 1990-91, according to AP report.
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