Alan Cumming And Kristin Chenoweth Tony Awards Opening Video: Watch Tonys Performance Here!

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Kristin Chenoweth Alan Cumming Tonys Opening Video

By Michael Lewittes

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Kristin Chenoweth Alan Cumming Tonys Opening Video

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Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth opened the 2015 Tony Awards with a tribute to Broadway shows past and present, featuring song parodies and plenty of inside jokes. Watch below!

The co-hosts entered by skipping on to the stage together, before a welcome from Cumming to “ladies and gentleman, and those that don’t identify with either.” The actors-singers then launched into song about it taking two to host the ceremony. There were nods to both of the stars’ own Broadway pasts, and jokes about those who were overlooked in the nominations, such as Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, neither of whom were actually in attendance. They went on to pay tribute to the actual nominees, such as celebrating Helen Mirren with a song about her being a dame. It all led to a performance from the cast of Something Rotten.

Cumming and Chenoweth, of course, are Tony winners themselves. Cumming won in 1998 for his performance in Cabaret while Chenoweth took home a Tony in 1999 for her work in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. She’s nominated again this year for Leading Actress in a Musical for On the Twentieth Century.

Once again, the 69th Tonys are taking place at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Later in the show, there will be performances by the casts of Finding Neverland, Gigi, It Shoulda Been You, On the Town, The King and I, The Visit, and Chenoweth’s own On the Twentieth Century. Josh Groban will also perform the In Memoriam, singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel. He’ll will be joined by every single cast member of the musicals performing at the Tonys. Not only will it be 175-plus performers but also the most stars on the stage ever.

Check out the full video of the opening below. How do you think Cumming and Chenoweth did?

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