Sara Bareilles + Josh Groban to Host 2018 Tony Awards
“The theatre has completely transformed my life in every way possible. I have never felt more embraced and encouraged by a professional community, and I am so grateful for that,” Bareilles said in a statement, per Playbill. “It is my great honor to join my friend Josh Groban in hosting the Tonys this year, and use the opportunity to simply say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to this wonderful community...in high heels, with jokes.”
Groban added, "To be at the helm of a night celebrating the best of that theatre with a person I just laugh way too much with is beyond words. But I will have words on Tony night! The best words! I look forward to flailing about in front of my peers. It will be with all the love and respect in the world for the room we're lucky enough to be in."
This year's ceremony is set for June 10, 2018 and will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The nominees will be announced May 1.
Bareilles and Groban, both Grammy nominees, follow past hosts including Kevin Spacey, James Corden, Kristin Chenoweth, and Neil Patrick Harris. Groban was nominated for a Tony last year for his performance in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, under the Best Actor in a Musical category. Bareilles earned a nominated for Best Score in 2016 for her musical, Waitress, based on Adrienne Shelly's 2007 dramedy of the same name.