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In Performance At The White House: A Broadway Celebration

"In Performance At The White House: A Broadway Celebration" is a PBS music special featuring a series of performances by major Broadway artists and new talent, presenting selections from American musicals that reflect the spirit, energy and ambition of America. President and Mrs. Obama hosted the event on Monday, July 19, 2010. The special is emceed by Nathan Lane and includes Idina Menzel, Brian d’Arcy James, Audra McDonald, Chad Kimball, Marvin Hamlisch, Karen Olivo, Tonya Pinkins, Assata Alston and a youth ensemble from the Joy of Motion Dance Center. View some performance photos below:

Karen Olivo, Yanira Marin, Shina Ann Morris, and Jennifer Sanchez perform “America” from "West Side Story" during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Karen Olivo, Yanira Marin, Shina Ann Morris, and Jennifer Sanchez perform “America” from "West Side Story" during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Assata Alston performs “Gimme Gimme” from "Thoroughly Modern Millie" during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Assata Alston performs “Gimme Gimme” from "Thoroughly Modern Millie" during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Audra McDonald performs “Can’t Stop Talking About Him” during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Audra McDonald performs “Can’t Stop Talking About Him” during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Chad Kimball performs “Memphis Lives in Me” from "Memphis" during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Chad Kimball performs “Memphis Lives in Me” from "Memphis" during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Nathan Lane and Brian d’Arcy James perform “Free” from "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Nathan Lane and Brian d’Arcy James perform “Free” from "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Elaine Stritch performs during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Elaine Stritch performs during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Idina Menzel performs “Defying Gravity” from "Wicked" during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Idina Menzel performs “Defying Gravity” from "Wicked" during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Students from the Joy of Motion Dance Center and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts perform “Can’t Stop the Beat” from "Hairspray" during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Students from the Joy of Motion Dance Center and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts perform “Can’t Stop the Beat” from "Hairspray" during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Tonya Pinkins performs “Gonna Pass Me A Law” from "Caroline, Or Change" during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Tonya Pinkins performs “Gonna Pass Me A Law” from "Caroline, Or Change" during “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” in the East Room of the White House, July 19, 2010.

Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson