More powerhouse names have just been added to the Oscar celebration of musicals of the last decade.
Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today that Academy Award winners Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Russell Crowe are joining this year’s Oscar nominees Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, along with Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, and Helena Bonham Carter in the movie musical celebration.
“We are pleased to have been able to amass so much talent to create the celebration of musicals of the last decade that we envisioned,” said Zadan and Meron. “We are thrilled that so many talented actors have agreed to bring our vision to life.”
Earlier this month, the producers announced a planned tribute recognizing the resurgence of musicals over the past decade, with performances highlighting “Chicago,” “Dreamgirls” and “Les Misérables.”
Hudson, Zeta-Jones, Jackman, Hathaway, Crowe, Seyfried, Redmayne, Barks, Tveit and Bonham Carter join previously announced performers, including Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.
These performances will bring down the house. It almost makes you forget about the awards.