When it comes to showstoppers, Broadway’s Tony Awards are traditionally hard to beat.
So far, those announced to join Jackman live from the stage at Radio City Music Hall include Kevin Bacon, Matt Bomer, Wayne Brady, Zach Braff, Kenneth Branagh, Patricia Clarkson, Bradley Cooper, Fran Drescher, Clint Eastwood, Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Vera Farmiga, Will Ferrell, Tony Goldwyn, Anna Gunn, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Carole King, Zachary Levi, Lucy Liu, Kate Mara, Tony nominee Audra McDonald, Leighton Meester, Alessandro Nivola, Zachary Quinto, Emmy Rossum and Liev Schreiber.
Eastwood’s link to the stage comes from his directing the upcoming screen adaptation of the 2006 Tony winner for best musical, Jersey Boys. (It opens in movie theaters June 20.)
Other marquee names among the nominees include Bryan Cranston, Tony Shalhoub, Chris O’Dowd and Neil Patrick Harris, who earned his first nomination for best actor in a musical for his role in John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Cranston is in the running for best actor in a play for his portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way, while O’Dowd is up for playing Lennie Small in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Shalhoub’s best actor nomination is for playing Broadway creative powerhouse Moss Hart in James Lapine’s adaptation of Hart’s Act One.
The two most-nominated musicals are A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, with 10, and Hedwig, with eight.
For a complete list of Tony nominees, click here.
The Tonys will air live on CBS on Sunday, June 8, at 8 p.m./7 Central.