Kevin Spacey To Host 2017 Tony Awards

Kevin Spacey, a Tony- and Oscar-winning actor, has been announced as the host for this year's Tony Awards which will be held on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall.

"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," Spacey quipped in a statement. "Maybe I can get shortlisted to host the Oscars if everyone else turns it down."

Previous hosts include Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Lane and Sean Hayes.

Nominations for the 71st Annual Tony Awards will be released on May 2.

-Devashree Goenka