Groff and Liu to Announce 2014 Tony Nominations

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Two stars of stage, television and film will announce the 2014 Tony Award Nominations on 29 April from the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel in midtown Manhattan. They are Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu.

Jonthan Groff, himself a 2007 Tony nominee for his performance as Melchior Gabor in 'Spring Awakening' on Broadway, is perhaps best known for his television roles on 'Glee' and the new HBO series 'Looking'. Recently, he voiced the character of Kristoff in Disney's Oscar-winning film 'Frozen'. He also has a number of Off-Broadway credits to his name, earning Obie Awards for his performances in 'The Singing Forrest' and 'Prayer For My Enemy' in 2009, and he made his West End debut in 'Deathtrap' at London's Noel Coward theatre in 2010.

Lucy Liu made her Broadway debut in 'God of Carnage' in 2010. She is perhaps best known for her movies roles in films such as 'Charlie's Angels' and 'Kill Bill', as well as her television roles in 'Ally McBeal' and the new CBS series 'Elementary'. She also voices the character of Viper in DreamWorks Animation's franchise 'Kung Fu Panda'.

In total, there are 26 categories of nominations for the 2014 Tony Awards. It has been ruled that productions that opened during the 2013-2014 Broadway season on or before the April 24 cut-off date may be eligible for Tony Awards this year.

As previosuly announced, Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman will host the 68th Annual Tony Awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, on June 8 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

- by Tom Millward

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