The Tony Awards have announced that they have partnered with the historic Paramount Hotel, for a multi-year contract that will position The Paramount Hotel as the official hotel partner of the Tony Awards.
The partnership will commence at the annual Tony Eve Cocktail Party which will take place on Saturday, June 8th, hosted by the Paramount Hotel’s food and beverage partner, LDV Hospitality, at their Midtown restaurant, Lugo Caffé (One Penn Plaza). At the event, the Tony Awards will present the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to: Career Transition for Dancers; William Craver; Peter Lawrence, The Lost Colony and the actresses who share the role of “Matilda” in Matilda the Musical: Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Baily Ryan and Milly Shapiro. They will also present the Huntington Theatre Company with the Regional Theatre Award. The evening will also celebrate the 2013 Special Award Recipients; Isabelle Stevenson Award honoree Larry Kramer; and the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award – Bernard Gersten, Ming Cho Lee and Paul Libin.
The event will celebrate this year’s Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre and Special Tony Awards.
The Paramount Hotel will also have a presence a the 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 9th, when they host the official “Winner’s Circle Lounge” – the first location where Tony winners will be whisked away to, to celebrate their newly minted statuette with a glass of champagne.
The partnership will expand next season, as the Paramount Hotel will host the 2014 Live Tony Awards Nominations Announcement, the 2014 Meet the Nominees Press Reception, the 2014 Tony Nominees Luncheon and the 2014 Tony Honors Cocktail Reception.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Paramount Hotel – a historic Times Square landmark. The Paramount has been part of Times Square and the Theatre District’s history for many years and we look forward to many years to come!” said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing.
“Supporting the arts and recognizing the accomplishments of the artists and players whose creative work enriches all of our lives is important to me. It is befitting that Paramount Hotel who shares a similar creative imagination is the new Tony awards official hotel partner,” says Aby Rosen, Co-founder of RFR Holding LLC. “Our partnership brings two iconic brands together to further strengthen and support our thriving Broadway and Times Square community. We couldn’t be more excited.”
The 2013 Tony Awards will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 9th 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay) and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.