Hugh Jackman will attend Tonys to receive special award -- EXCLUSIVE

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It was announced in April that Broadway fan favorite Hugh Jackman would be honored with a Special Tony Award at this year’s ceremony, but EW has the exclusive news that the three-time Tony host will be attending the festivities this Sunday, June 10.

Jackman will head from the set of Les Miserables in London to the Beacon Theater in New York City, the home of this year’s Tonys, to accept an honorary award marking his contributions to the Broadway community (Bernadette Peters and the Actors’ Equity Association will also receive similar awards). 

While it’s exciting to know that the Aussie actor will be in attendance at this year’s ceremony, the real question is whether Jackman and host Neil Patrick Harris (who will clock in his third time hosting the event, matching Jackman) will reunite for another duet slash dance-off. Don’t know what I mean? Watch last year’s Harris-Jackman magic below and cross your fingers that the thesps will duel again this Sunday!

The Tony Awards will air June 10 on CBS and will feature appearances by Ricky Martin, Andrew Garfield, Nick Jonas, Amanda Seyfried, Tyler Perry, Jessica Chastain, Jim Parsons, Paul Rudd, Ellen Barkin, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Candice Bergen, Cote de Pablo, Christopher Plummer, James Marsden, Mandy Patinkin, Sheryl Crow, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, among others.

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