Exclusive: Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Fantasia to Perform at Tony Awards

Exclusive: Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Fantasia to Perform at Tony Awards

The divas will sing with the cast of After Midnight.

Published May 29, 2014

Broadway's biggest night will be getting a boost from a pair of legendary divas. Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight will take the stage with Fantasia at the 68th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 8.  The soul icons will come together for an unforgettable performance with the cast of the Tony nominated After Midnight.   

Hosted by Hugh Jackman, the Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 8. Bradley Cooper, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Bryan Cranston, Idina Menzel, Will Ferrell, Zachary Quinto, Kate Mara, Matt Bomer, Vera Farmiga, Chris O’Dowd, Sutton Foster, Leighton Meester, Maggie GyllenhaalEmmy Rossum and many others are also scheduled to appear.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder leads the pack at this year's awards with ten nominations. Neil Patrick Harris starrer Hedwig and the Angry Inch scored eight. The Broadway rival of A Raisin in the Sun received five nods and the musical ode to the Harlem Renaissance, After Midnight, garnered seven.

To no one's surprise, Audra McDonald earned a nomination for her performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill.  If Audra wins, she will be a history-making, six-time Tony winner.  

The Tony Awards will air on CBS on Sunday, June 8. Check your local listings for exact times.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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