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Sweeney Todd’s Ruthie Ann Miles Joins Lineup for PBS’ A Capitol Fourth

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Sweeney Todd‘s Ruthie Ann Miles Joins Lineup for PBS' A Capitol Fourth

The Tony winner was recently seen in the City Center Encores! staging of The Light in the Piazza.

Ruthie Ann Miles
Molly Higgins

Sweeney Todd star Ruthie Ann Miles, the King and I Tony winner recently seen in the City Center Encores! staging of The Light in the Piazza, has joined the lineup for the annual PBS concert A Capitol Fourth, which will be broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol July 4 beginning at 8 PM ET.

Alfonso Ribeiro (The Tap Dance Kid, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) will host the 43rd annual edition of the PBS concert, which will also feature the talents of the previously reported Tina Tony winner Adrienne Warren, who will pay tribute to the late Tina Turner (joined by Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music); the Broadway company of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical,
featuring Will Swenson and Robyn Hurder; opera star (and recently announced Kennedy Center honoreeRenée Fleming; the
rock-and-roll band Chicago; Grammy-winning R&B group Boyz II
Men; Go-Go's co-founder and lead vocalist Belinda Carlisle; 12-time
Grammy winner Babyface; country duo Maddie & Tae; artist-songwriter
Charles Esten; and Sesame Street‘s Elmo and Cookie Monster.

Performers will be backed by the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of pops conductor Jack Everly.

The celebration will also feature NASA astronauts Frank Rubio, Steve
Bowen, and Woody Hoburg; a tribute to America’s nurses with a
performance by the inspirational front-line workers Northwell Nurse
Choir; and a patriotic musical medley featuring The U.S. Army Band
“Pershing’s Own” during the fireworks display.

Also participating in the event will be the U.S. Army Herald
Trumpets, Members of the Armed Forces carrying the State and Territorial
Flags, the Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the Military District
of Washington, D.C., the Choral Arts Society of Washington, and Patrick
Lundy & The Ministers of Music.

The Independence Day celebration will also be available for streaming at PBS.org.


See Production Photos of New York City Center Encores!' The Light in the Piazza

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