Kevin Spacey has been tapped to host the 2017 Tony Awards.
Although better known for his film and TV work, Spacey began his career as a stage actor. Spacey has a Tony for his performance in Lost in Yonkers, a Golden Globe for House of Cards, and two Academy Awards for The Usual Suspect and American Beauty. He's just missing an Emmy to achieve three legs of the elusive EGOT — something this hosting gig could help him land.
"I was their second choice for Usual Suspects, fourth choice for American Beauty and 15th choice to host this year's Tony Awards. I think my career is definitely going in the right direction," said Spacey. "Maybe I can get shortlisted to host the Oscars if everyone else turns it down."
The 71st Annual Tony Awards will air Sunday, June 11 at 8/7c live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS.
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