One of the biggest legends of the entertainment business will be a part of the 70th Annual Tony Awards, to be broadcast live on CBS from New York’s Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12. The network announced that Barbra Streisand will return to the Tony Awards stage for the first time in 46 years.
The legendary singer and actress, who has won Oscars, Emmys and Grammys along with a Special Tony Award, will be among the presenters at the ceremony, which will be hosted by James Corden.
Streisand joins previously announced participants including Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, Carole King, Audra McDonald, Saoirse Ronan, Patina Miller and Nathan Lane.
“While Streisand hasn’t appeared on the Tony Awards since 1970, Broadway has never left her,” the network said in its announcement. “Streisand next releases ‘Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,” her third and long-awaited Broadway album, later in 2016. Streisand’s ‘The Broadway Album’ and ‘Back to Broadway,’ released in 1985 and 1993, respectively, both went multi-platinum.”
Streisand will embark in August on a nine-city North American concert tour “The Music … The Mem’ries … The Magic!”