Kevin Spacey To Host 2017 Tony Awards

According to the Hollywood Reporter, film (“The Usual Suspects,” “American Beauty”), TV (Netflix’s “House of Cards”) and theater veteran (“The Iceman Cometh,” “Lost in Yonkers”) Kevin Spacey has been tapped to host this year’s Tony Awards on CBS June 11th at 8PM ET.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

“I was their second choice for Usual Suspects, fourth choice for American 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.”

Last year’s awards were held at the Beacon Theatre and hosted by Tony winner and Late Late Show host James Corden. The Hamilton-heavy broadcast — in which the hit musical won 11 awards — was the most-watched Tonys in 15 years.

The nominations are slated be announced the morning of May 2nd by Christopher Jackson (“Hamilton”) and Jane Krakowski (“She Loves Me,” “Nine”).

Spacey’s hit Netflix series “House of Cards” returns for Season 5 on May 30, 2017.