updated 05/24/2010 AT 11:05 AM ET
•originally published 05/24/2010 AT 11:30 AM ET
Current Promises, Promises Tony nominee and past Will & Grace Emmy winner Sean Hayes will host June 13’s 64th annual Tony Awards ceremony, CBS – which will broadcast the show live from Radio City Music Hall – announced Monday.
The Tonys honor Broadway’s best. This year’s top nominees include the musicals Fela!” and La Cage aux Folles, with 11 nods each, and the revival of the drama Fences, starring Denzel Washington, with 10.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Tony Awards,” Hayes, 39, said in a statement. “As the new guy on Broadway, it’s an honor to be included in the established alumni.”