Tonys Preview: What is Hugh Jackman's advice for this year's hosts?

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Tonys Preview: What Is Hugh Jackman's Advice for This Year's Hosts?

With the Tony Awards on Sunday, ET interviewed last year's host Hugh Jackman to see what tips he had for new hosts Alan Cumming and Kristen Chenoweth.

"Don't hop in your opening," Jackman told ET. "You will be sore for the next three weeks."

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Jackman hopped into and around Radio City Music Hall for his opening at last year's Tonys in an homage to Bobby Van's scene-stealing number in the 1953 musical Small Town Girl.

"What a good piece of advice!" Chenoweth said.

"We were going to hop too," Cumming joked.

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Tonys Preview: What is Hugh Jackman's advice for this year's hosts?
Theatre Marquee for the Broadway Opening Performance of 'Fun Home' at Circle in the Square Theatre on April 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
Bradley Cooper takes his Opening Night Curtain Call in 'The Elephant Man' on Broadway at The Booth Theater on December 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Cast members of musical show 'An American in Paris' take a curtain call on the conclusion of the opening night performance at the Palace Theater in New York on April 12, 2015. 'An American in Paris' -- a modernized version of the 1951 Oscar-winning film, tells the romance between a beguiling French waitress and a former American soldier working to rebuild their lives after the horrors of World War II. (Jewel Samad via AFP/Getty Images)
A woman walks past posters of a musical show 'An American in Paris' displayed on the side of the Palace Theater in New York on April 12, 2015 during its debut on the Broadway. 'An American in Paris' -- a modernized version of the 1951 Oscar-winning film, tells the romance between a beguiling French waitress and a former American soldier working to rebuild their lives after the horrors of World War II. (Jewel Samad via AFP/Getty Images)
James Earl Jones(C) and the cast of 'You Can't Take It With You' during the final curtain call at Longacre Theatre on February 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)
Michael Oberholtzer, Geneva Carr, Steven Boyer, Marc Kudisch and Sarah Stiles during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Hand To God' at Booth Theater on April 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
In this Tuesday, March 3, 2015, photo, Karey Kirkpatrick, center, is flanked by his brother, Wayne Kirkpatrick, left, and John O'Farrell outside the St. James Theatre in New York. The three men have written the music and story for the new Broadway musical "Something Rotten!" a comedy set in Shakespeare’s England. (AP Photo/Mark Kennedy)
(L-R) Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera take their The Opening Night Curtain Call for 'This Is Our Youth' on Broadway at The Cort Theatre on September 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Ricky Ubeda(R) performs during his Debut Performance In Broadway's 'On The Town' at the Lyric Theatre on February 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
Alex Sharp during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' at the Barrymore Theatre on October 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
Theatre Marquee unveiling for 'Disgraced' starring Hari Dhillon, Gretchen Mol, Josh Radnor and Karen Pittman at the Lyceum Theatre on August 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
Andy Karl, Michael McGrath, Mark Linn-Baker, Peter Gallagher, Kristin Chenoweth, Mary Louise Wilson and the cast during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'On The 20th Century' at the American Airlines Theatre on March 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
Director Stephen Daldry accepts Revival of the Year for 'Skylight' as Carey Mulligan, Sir David Hare, Matthew Beard, presenter Eddie Redmayne and hosts Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon look on at the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the London Palladium on November 30, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
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This year's Tonys will bring in big name stars like never before. The all-star lineup includes Jennifer Lopez, Nick Jonas, Kiesza, Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Grey, Joel Grey, Dulé Hill, Judith Light, Patina Miller, Bernadette Peters and Phylicia Rashad, Bradley Cooper, Neil Patrick Harris, Jim Parsons, Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Tisdale, Bryan Cranston, Joe Manganiello, Kiefer Sutherland, Anna Chlumsky, Larry David, Jason Alexander, Misty Copeland, Sting, Corey Stoll, David Hyde Pierce, Debra Messing, Jennifer Nettles, Marg Helgenberger, Rita Wilson, Rose Byrne, Thomas Sadoski, Sutton Foster, Taye Diggs, Taylor Schilling, Bobby Cannavale and Tommy Tune, who will all be taking the stage at Radio City Music Hall.

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The night will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Jersey Boys on Broadway and will feature a performance from the cast. Additionally, the stars of Finding Neverland, Gigi and It Shoulda Been You will also perform.

The 2015 Tony Awards air Sunday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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