Sean Hayes to Host Tony Awards

May 26, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Sean Hayes (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Sean Hayes (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
The Tony Awards announced on May 24 that “Emmy and SAG Award winner and 2010 Tony Award nominee Sean Hayes will host the 64th Annual Antoinette Perry ‘Tony’ Awards® on Sunday, June 13, live from Radio City Music Hall.”

Hayes remarked in a statement that “I am absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Tony Awards. As the new guy on Broadway, it's an honor to be included in the established alumni.”

Hayes is best remembered for his portrayal of the flamboyant Jack McFarland on the television comedy “Will and Grace.”

The Tony Awards will air live on CBS from 8 p.m.–11 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). The award is named for Antoinette Perry, an actress, director, producer, and co-founder of the American Theatre Wing, who created and sponsored the awards.