Hugh Jackman Will Return To Host 2014 Tony Awards For Fourth Time
Hugh Jackman will match Neil Patrick Harris' hosting record as he has been announced as the emcee for the 2014 Tony Awards for a fourth time.
Is Hugh Jackman the new Neil Patrick Harris?
The 'Wolverine' star will return to host the 68th Annual Tony Awards on CBS this June (8th).
The 45 year-old will take the helm of the theatre award ceremony for a fourth time, a feat only Neil Patrick Harris has matched.
Jackman hosted the Tony's for three consecutive years from 2003-05, and won an Emmy for his emceeing efforts in 2004, and earned another Emmy nomination for his 2005 performance.
The Aussi hunk, who has also hosted the prestigious Academy-Awards in 2009, announced the news via a video uploaded onto his Instagram account.
While talking directly to his fans, Jackman said, "I couldn't wait another minute. I wanted you to be the first to know." Adding, "This year, I am going to be hosting the Tony Awards."
"See you there!" he said, before blowing a kiss towards the camera.
Hugh also told his 3.7 million twitter followers the exciting news, as he posted, "Couldn't wait another minute...@TheTonyAwards @cbs_ #4thTime #Broadway #TheTonyAwards."
Couldn't wait another minute... rel="nofollow" @TheTonyAwards rel="nofollow" @cbs_ rel="nofollow" #4thTime rel="nofollow" #Broadway rel="nofollow" #TheTonyAwards rel="nofollow" http://t.co/9CVAjurg08 rel="nofollow" http://t.co/y5xAm4Fd7J— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) rel="nofollow" February 11, 2014
"We're thrilled to have Hugh Jackman return to host the Tony Awards," CBS Entertainment executive Jack Sussman said in a statement.
"Hugh is the ultimate performer-actor, singer and dancer-he does it all, second to none. He is a consummate entertainer and the one you want out there hosting your live television event."
Although Jackman is known for a storied career in film, the multi-talented entertainer is also a proven musical theatre actor and made his Broadway debut back in 2003, starring in 'The Boy from Oz'.
Jackman actually won a Tony award for his portrayal of Peter Allen, an Australian singer/song writer, in the hit musical, and has gone on to star in several other Broadway productions.