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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Daniel "Harry Potter" Radcliffe to be a presenter at Tonys

Daniel "Harry Potter" Radcliffe to be a presenter at Tonys

NEW YORK — Daniel Radcliffe, who stars as the boy wizard in the "Harry Potter" movies and Richard Griffiths, also of "Potter" fame, will be among the actors announcing winners at the 62nd annual Tony Awards.

The two star in next season's hotly anticipated revival of Peter Shaffer's "Equus."
Also among the presenters who will be on stage at Radio City Music Hall on June 15: Alec Baldwin, Kristin Chenoweth, Glenn Close, Laura Linney, John Lithgow, Liza Minnelli, Mary-Louise Parker, Brooke Shields and Marisa Tomei.

The show, presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League, will honor the best of the Broadway season. It will be broadcast live by CBS from Radio City from 8-11 p.m.
Besides production numbers from best-musical and best-musical revival nominees, the show will feature performances by the casts of such long-running shows as "Rent" and "The Lion King."
Radcliffe will make his Broadway debut in September in the Tony-winning drama in which he plays a disturbed stable boy. Griffiths, who plays Harry's mean Uncle Vernon in the "Potter" films, co-stars as a psychiatrist who treats the lad. Both actors starred in the recent London revival.

"Equus" was a big Broadway hit in the 1970s, featuring Anthony Hopkins as the psychiatrist and Peter Firth as the stable boy.

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