Hugh Jackman tapped to host 2014 Tony Awards



Hugh Jackman will host the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony on June 8, marking the actor’s fourth time hosting Broadway’s biggest awards night, organizers announced Tuesday.

Tony producers said that Jackman will host the gala that will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Last year’s host was actor Neil Patrick Harris, who will be busy this spring starring in a Broadway production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”

Jackman has hosted the Tonys three times and last hosted the show in 2005. The Australian actor will next be seen in “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” which is scheduled to be released in cinemas May 23, just two weeks before the show.

The Tonys will be broadcast live on CBS, with a delay for the West Coast.

Jackman is himself the recipient of two Tony Awards: for his role in the 2004 production of “The Boy From Oz” and a special award in 2012.

The actor hosted the Academy Awards in 2009.