NBC has announced a new special coming Wednesday, April 26 celebrating Carol Burnett‘s 90th Birthday! Her career is nothing short of legendary as she has become one of the most iconic women in television. The special, entitled “Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love,” will include many famous faces and musical acts all in tribute to Carol.
According to the press release, “The evening will include musical performances from Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry, Kristin Chenoweth, and more. The musical tributes will pay homage to Carol’s renowned career performances, including: “Old Friends,” dedicated to Carol’s 60-year friendship with Julie Andrews; “Only an Octave Apart,” which Carol sang alongside Beverly Sills in the 1976 television special “Sills and Burnett at the Met”; Carol’s memorable songs from the hit film “Annie”; and a tribute to her classic theme song, “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together” from “The Carol Burnett Show.”
Special guests will include, Aileen Quinn, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Bob Mackie, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, Julie Andrews, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Lily Tomlin, Marisa Tomei, Sofia Vergara, Steve Carell, Susan Lucci, Tracee Ellis Ross, Vicki Lawrence, and many more.
“I’m so excited NBC decided to throw me a birthday party and invited all of my closest friends,” Burnett said as shared in the press release. “I can’t wait to look back at so many wonderful moments throughout my career, I feel so lucky to share this night with everyone.”
Tune in to NBC to celebrate Carol Burnett’s 90th Birthday with Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love, Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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