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Hugh Jackman will host the 68th annual Tony Awards

Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 21:02

Hugh Jackman

Copyright 2013, The Associated Press

This Sept. 7, 2013 file photo shows Hugh Jackman at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Producers of the Tony Awards said Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, that Jackman will host the next awards on June 8 at Radio City Music Hall. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Hugh Jackman will host the 68th annual Tony Awards June 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the actor announced Tuesday.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jackman posted a tweet announcing his return as the host

 Couldn't wait another minute...   @TheTonyAwards @cbs_ #4thTime #Broadway #TheTonyAwards.

According to the Mail Online, Jack Sussman from CBS Entertainment praised Jackman's versatility:

We are thrilled to have Hugh Jackman return to host the Tony Awards. 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.

Jackman is best known for being the Wolverine in “The X-Men” series. He had lead roles in "Kate & Leopold," "Van Helsing," "The Prestige," "Australia," "Real Steel," "Les Misérables," and "Prisoners."

He starred in Broadway productions like "The Boy From Oz" and the play "A Steady Rain."

People has a video of Hugh Jackman announcing to the public the big news about hosting the Tony Awards this year.

This will be Jackman’s fourth time hosting the award show.

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