“Dancing With the Stars” pro-turned-judge Julianne Hough has thrilling information to share — she has been named a co-host of the 2022 Tony Awards, that are airing reside on Sunday, June 12 on Paramount Plus and CBS.
Here is what it’s good to know:
Julianne Hough is Co-Hosting the Tony’s With Broadway Actor Darren Criss
In a press launch, CBS and Paramount Plus introduced on Wednesday, May 11 that “Dancing With the Stars” alum Julianne Hough is co-hosting the 2022 Tony Awards Act One particular with Broadway star and Emmy winner Darren Criss.
The 2022 Tony Awards are airing in two elements — first, Criss and Hough will host “Act One” on Paramount Plus, the place they are going to be “bestowing a number of honors and introducing particular performances all through the thrilling hour of programming.”
Following that hour-long particular, the two-hour ceremony will air on CBS hosted by Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose.
“The seventy fifth Tonys celebration will acknowledge all of the award classes and honor the unbelievable artistry of the 2021-2022 season. The Tony Awards, which honor theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, is introduced by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing and has been broadcast on CBS since 1978,” reads the CBS press launch.
Hough & Criss Are Both Broadway Stars Now
Hough just lately made her Broadway debut in “POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive,” wherein she performs Dusty, an Iowa farm lady who has a private relationship with the president that turns the primary marriage upside-down. The play co-stars Lea DeLaria, Lilli Cooper, Rachel Dratch, Vanessa Williams, Suzy Nakamura, and Julie White; White and Dratch each obtained 2022 Tony Award nominations for the play, which additionally obtained a scene design nomination.
When the show opened on Broadway, Hough posted a tribute to her castmates on Instagram, writing, “What an absolute pleasure and pleasure it has been actually enjoying with these ladies for the previous 6 weeks. Not to say getting a grasp class every day from the one and solely @stromansource – Wow! What is life?!?! Never in my wildest desires did I even start to know how astonishing the Broadway neighborhood is. Thank you for welcoming me with such kindness. If I could put in a request… I’d wish to be right here so long as you may have me!”
Hough is a two-time Mirrorball champ, successful “Dancing With the Stars” in season 4 with Olympic speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno and season 5 with racecar driver Helio Castroneves. She retired as knowledgeable companion after season eight and was both a full-time decide or a visitor decide on season 19, season 20, season 21, season 23, season 24 and season 30. She additionally just lately hosted and danced in an Academy Awards salute to the films particular together with her brother, Derek Hough, for ABC.
Criss, who starred on “Glee” and received an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his function in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” is a stage veteran, having appeared in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” and “American Buffalo” on Broadway, plus different skilled appearances in San Francisco and StarKid Productions on the University of Michigan.
Their portion of the 2022 Tony Awards airs reside on Sunday, June 12 at 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific on Paramount Plus, adopted by the remainder of the 2022 Tony Awards at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific on CBS.
“Dancing With the Stars” returns for season 31 within the fall of 2022 on Disney Plus.