US ACTOR Kevin Spacey has signed on host the 71st Tony Awards, to be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in June.
The star, famous for his quirky characters in films such as The Usual Suspects and American Beauty, as well as his turn as politician-turned-US-president Francis Underwood in the popular TV series House of Cards, will take over from James Corden, who hosted the ceremony last year.
Despite being best known for his film and TV work, Spacey — a Tony winner himself — has a long history in theatre, having won the Tony award in 1991 for his performance in Lost in Yonkers and, most recently, wrapped up an 11-year tenure as the artistic director of the Old Vic in London (via Variety).
This latest real-life role will see the actor — also a double Oscar winner — emcee the Tony ceremony, which celebrates the best shows on Broadway, when the prizes are handed out on June 11. — AFP Relaxnews