David Henry Hwang, Baayork Lee, Eva Noblezada, Linda Cho, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, John Douglas Thompson, Richard Thomas, Laura Linney and More at Tony Honors Special Honorees of 2017 Cocktail Party

The American Theatre Wing’s 71st Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony and Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, will air live from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT). Sunday.

This year’s Tony nominees gathered at the Sofitel New York Hotel June 5 to celebrate ahead of the awards ceremony.

The 2017 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Robert E. Wankel is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is President at the American Theater Wing, David Henry Hwang is Chairman and Heather A. Hitchens is President.

Bob Wankel, Charlotte St. Martin, Nina Lannan, Alan Wasser, Heather Hitchens, and David Henry Hwang (l. to r.) attend the Tony Honors Cocktail Party Presenting The 2017 Tony Honors For Excellence In The Theatre And Honoring The 2017 Special Award Recipients - at Sofitel Hotel on June 5, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Shevett Studios
Bob Wankel, Charlotte St. Martin, Nina Lannan, Alan Wasser, Heather Hitchens, and David Henry Hwang (l. to r.) attend the Tony Honors Cocktail Party Presenting The 2017 Tony Honors For Excellence In The Theatre And Honoring The 2017 Special Award Recipients – at Sofitel Hotel on June 5, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Shevett Studios
Baayork Lee at the Sofitel Hotel on June 5, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Shevett Studios
Baayork Lee at the Sofitel Hotel on June 5, 2017 in New York City. Credit: Shevett Studios

General Manager Nina Lannan and General Manager Alan Wasser received the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre.  The Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award will be presented to director, actress, chorographer Baayork Lee. The 2017 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will be presented to James Earl Jones.   This year, a Special Tony Award will be presented to Gareth Fry and Peter Malkin for their outstanding Sound Design on The Encounter.

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