Kevin Spacey announced as 2017 Tony Awards host

'I was their second choice for 'Usual Suspects', fourth choice for 'American Beauty' and 15th choice to host this year's Tony Awards'

Kevin Spacey announced as 2017 Tony Awards host


The Tony's finally found a host! After a lengthy search, CBS announced Kevin Spacey will host The 71st Annual Tony Awards.

"I was their second choice for Usual Suspects, fourth choice for American Beauty and 15th choice to host this year's Tony Awards," Kevin said in a press release. "I think my career is definitely going in the right direction."

The actor also tweeted, "Honored to host the #TonyAwards2017 fingers crossed all the envelopes are in order." Oh, the Oscars shade!

Not only has Spacey dominated the award ceremony space recently with Netflix original series 'House of Cards', but he has actually won a Tony himself. Kevin won Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1991 for "Lost in Yonkers". He was also nominated for Best Lead Actor in Play in 1999 for "The Iceman Cometh".

While many of us know Kevin from the big screen in movies like 'Horrible Bosses' and '21', he is no stranger to the stage.

Along with his Tony win, Kevin was also the artistic director of The Old Vic Theatre Company in London for over a decade, in which he would make regular stage appearances. In addition, he starred in both the Broadway and West End productions of Long Day's Journey into Night.

The nominations for this year's award ceremony will be announced on May 2. The actual event will take place and be broadcast live on June 11 from Radio City Music Hall. Break a leg, Kevin!

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