‘Mean Girls,’ ‘SpongeBob’ casts to perform at the Tony Awards

'Mean Girls,' 'SpongeBob' casts to perform at the Tony Awards
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June 8 (UPI) — The casts of the Broadway musicals Mean Girls, SpongeBob SquarePants and Frozen are preparing to perform at Sunday’s Tony Awards gala in New York.

Also expected to take the Radio City Music Hall stage are Bruce Springsteen and the stars of Dear Evan Hansen, The Band’s Visit, Carousel, My Fair Lady, Once on This Island and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

Singer-songwriters Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban are to host the ceremony for the first time.

Previously announced as presenters are Uzo Aduba, Matt Bomer Christine Baranski, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Melissa Benoist, Erich Bergen, Rachel Bloom, Rachel Brosnahan, Tituss Burgess, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Robert De Niro, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tina Fey, James Monroe Iglehart, Christopher Jackson, Billy Joel, John Leguizamo, Patti LuPone, Tatiana Maslany, Katharine McPhee, Matthew Morrison, Leslie Odom Jr., Kelli O’Hara, Jim Parsons, Bernadette Peters, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Chita Rivera, Amy Schumer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ming-Na Wen, Kerry Washington and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants go into the competition with 12 nominations apiece. The Tonys recognize excellence in Broadway theater.

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