From Nicole to Sarah Jessica to Scarlett to P. Diddy.
The list of presenters at the 2004 Tony Awards is an eclectic bunch, including some with tenuous ties to the theater but who might help draw a new audience for the awards show, which will be telecast June 6 by CBS from Radio City Music Hall.
Among the biggest names are Nicole Kidman who did appear on Broadway in “The Blue Room”; P. Diddy, who goes by his real name, Sean Combs, in a revival of “A Raisin in the Sun”; and Billy Joel, whose songs are heard in the dance musical “Movin’ Out.”
Those with more minimal ties include LL Cool J, Jimmy Fallon and Scarlett Johansson.
Among the theater veterans who will present awards are Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Joel Grey, Brian Stokes Mitchell and John Lithgow, as well as last year’s winner for best actress in a musical, Marissa Jaret Winokur.
And then there are the folks who have done theater but have made bigger names for themselves in movies and TV. They include Patrick Stewart, Sarah Jessica Parker, Phylicia Rashad, Taye Diggs, Sigourney Weaver, Helen Mirren, Ethan Hawke, Anne Heche, Jane Krakowski, Peter Krause, Anna Paquin, Laura Linney, Carole Bayer Sager and Martin Short.
Two pop singers, Tony Bennett and Mary J. Blige, will offer their own musical salutes to Broadway during the three-hour telecast, which will have nominee Hugh Jackson of “The Boy From Oz” as host.