According to outlets like The New York Post and Broadway World, finding a host for this year’s Tony awards has not been easy. Tina Fey, who is currently working on the broadway adaptation of Mean Girls reportedly turned down the gig due to scheduling conflicts and some of the other “usual suspects” including Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, and James Corden are also unable to do it. The Post wrote that Broadway was “scrambling to find a ringmaster.”
Enter Kevin Spacey.
— The Tony Awards (@TheTonyAwards) April 18, 2017
“I was their 2nd choice for Usual Suspects, 4th choice for America Beauty and 15th choice to host this year’s Tony Awards. I think my career is definitely going in the right direction,” he said, adding “Maybe I can get shortlisted to host the Oscars if everyone else turns it down.”
Spacey won a Tony in 1991 for his work in Neil Simon‘s Lost In Yonkers. He also appeared on Broadway in Long Day’s Journey into Night.
The Tony Awards air on Sunday June, 11 on CBS.
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