Where to Watch John Legend’s Tony Awards Performance with Breakout Broadway Stars

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The curtains are up and Broadway is back! John Legend will help celebrate the 74th Annual Tony Awards, Broadway’s biggest night. The ceremony is set to air this Sunday, Sept. 26. The Voice coach will be joining the cast of Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations on stage for a performance you won’t want to miss.


John Legend to Lead a Night Full of Big Performances at the Tony Awards

Legend won a Tony Award in 2017 for Best Revival of a Play due to his work as a co-producer of Jitney. In 2018, Legend attended the pre-Broadway engagement of Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations in Los Angeles. Everything is coming full circle as the EGOT winner will finally perform with the cast.

The Tony Awards were originally scheduled for June 2020 but were postponed due to the pandemic. The ceremony will recognize performers and shows from the 2019-2020 season and will be broadcast in two parts. The first part of the Tony Awards will stream on Paramount+ at 7 p.m. ET. Most of the winners will be revealed during this stream which can be watched with a free one-week trial.

At 9 p.m. ET, The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back! will air on CBS. It’s a two-hour event that will feature all of the performances including this year’s three Best Musical nominees. The winners of Best Musical, Best Play, and Best Revival of a Play will be revealed during the CBS special. Leslie Odom Jr. is set to host the second half of the event full of performances.


Legend’s performance will be one of the major highlights of this special. There will also be a Hairspray tribute featuring Dancing with the Stars alum Marissa Jaret Winokur. Wayne Brady, Season 2 winner of The Masked Singer, will be appearing during the star-studded night. He is performing with the cast of Freestyle Love Supreme in the grand finale of the ceremony. Dancing with the Stars winner Jordan Fisher is also joining the celebration.

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