Kristin Chenoweth and Seth MacFarlane to give musical performance to close Sunday's Academy Awards
Oscar show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today that Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth and Seth MacFarlane will participate in a special show-closing musical performance at Sunday’s 85th Annual Academy Awards.
“After the Best Picture award has been given, Seth and Kristin will perform a special number, and we think it will be a ‘can’t miss’ moment,” said producers Zadan and Meron in a news release.
An Emmy- and Tony-winning actress/singer, Chenoweth joins a stellar list of previously announced performers including Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit and Helena Bonham, Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.
Other stars booked for the Oscars broadcast include presenters Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and “Marvel’s The Avengers” cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; “Chicago” cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Zeta-Jones; and special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron.
Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. The Oscars will air live from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday on ABC with Seth MacFarlane hosting.
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