The Tony Awards has announced that Tony and Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey will host the 71st Annual Tony® Awards, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 11 on CBS. This will be Spacey’s first time hosting the Tony’s. He won a Tony Award in 1991 for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Lost in Yonkers. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. “I was their 2nd choice for Usual Suspects, 4th choice for America Beauty and 15th choice to host this year’s Tony Awards. I think my career is definitely going in the right direction,” said Spacey. “Maybe I can get shortlisted to host the Oscars if everyone else turns it down.”
Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959), better known as Kevin Spacey, is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s that culminated in his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the neo-noir crime thriller The Usual Suspects (1995), and an Academy Award for Best Actor for midlife crisis-themed drama American Beauty (1999).
His other starring roles have included the comedy-drama film Swimming with Sharks (1994), psychological thriller Seven (1995), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the drama Pay It Forward (2000), the science fiction-mystery film K-PAX (2001), and the role of Lex Luthor in the superhero film Superman Returns (2006).
In Broadway theatre, Spacey won a Tony Award for his role in Lost in Yonkers. He was the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London from 2004 until stepping down in mid-2015. Since 2013, Spacey has played Frank Underwood in the Netflix political drama series House of Cards. For his role as Underwood, he has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama and two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.
|1981||Henry IV, Part 1||Messenger|
|1983||As You Like It|
|1984||Hurlyburly||Understudy for Phil, Eddie and Mickey|
|1991||Lost in Yonkers||Louie|
|1997||The Iceman Cometh||Theodore “Hickey” Hickman|
|2005||Richard II||Richard II|
|2006||A Moon for the Misbegotten||Jim Tyrone|
|2009||Inherit the Wind||Henry Drummond|
|2011||Richard III||Richard III|