Tonight, Friday 12th June, on BBC Radio 2 at 8pm Elaine presents highlights of the 2015 Tony Awards which took place at New York City’s legendary Radio City Music Hall on Sunday 7th June.
She’ll be playing a whole range of stunning show-tunes from the featured musicals never before heard on Elaine Paige On Sunday, plus you’ll hear reactions from the winners, and their thoughts on being part of triumphant, popular shows.
Elaine will also be catching up with Broadway’s busiest star, the inimitable Kristin Chenoweth who’s co-hosting the ceremony, performing on the night and nominated for Best Leading Actress in A Musical for her role as Lily in Cy Coleman, Betty Comden and Adolph Green’s smash hit revival of On The Twentieth Century.
Plus Elaine caught up with Sting who’s first Broadway musical, The Ship, was nominated for two Tony Awards, and also went backstage just before curtain up at Broadway’s Schoenfeld Theatre to speak to Tony Award-nominated British actress Dame Helen Mirren as she was gearing up to play Queen Elizabeth II to a sold out house in Peter Morgan’s hit play The Audience.
The Tony Awards with Elaine Paige
BBC Radio 2 – 8.00pm Friday, 12th June 2015
(Repeated 1.00pm Sunday, 14th June 2015)