STARS FROM "GREY'S ANATOMY," "DANCING WITH THE STARS" AND
"BIG SHOTS," AS WELL AS YOLANDA ADAMS, WYNONNA, JON SECADA
AND OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN CELEBRATE THE SEASON, ON "EXXONMOBIL
PRESENTS A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION AT FORD'S THEATRE," DEC. 19 ON ABC
America's viewers are invited to one of December's loveliest parties as our nation's leaders enjoy a lively holiday hour of songs of the season, music, laughter and ballroom dancing at its best in "ExxonMobil Presents a Holiday Celebration at Ford's Theatre," WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 (10:02-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. Gospel legend Yolanda Adams, multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, "Grey's Anatomy's" James Pickens, Jr., "Dancing with the Stars" performers Jonathan Roberts and Karina Smirnoff, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jon Secada, comedian Christopher Titus ("Big Shots") and country music star Wynonna entertain the President and First Lady at Ford's Theatre's annual benefit gala celebration in Washington, DC.
Mrs. Bush served as the honorary chair of the gala celebration. Co-chairs were Catherine B. Reynolds, Landra Reid, Elaine Chao, Debbie Dingell and Abigail Blunt. Senator Harry Reid, Senator Mitch McConnell, Congressman John Dingell and Congressman Roy Blunt, Mr. Nicholas D. Chabraja, Chairman and CEO of General Dynamics, Mr. Preston Padden, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Government Relations for the Walt Disney Company, Mr. Gerard J. Arpey, Chairman, President and CEO of American Airlines, and Mr. William D.Novelli, CEO of AARP, joined a distinguished audience of political and corporate leaders to share this special evening of entertainment at America's most famous historic theatre.
This year marks the twenty-seventh televised gala at Ford's Theatre since it reopened in 1968. The site of one of the most significant events in American history, Ford's Theatre is the only cultural landmark where diverse audiences of all ages can experience Abraham Lincoln's life, legacy and love of the performing arts.
Gil Cates is the executive producer of "A Holiday Celebration at Ford's Theatre." Dennis Doty is producer and Paul Miller directs. Michael Seligman is associate producer. Ford's Theatre's producing director is Paul R. Tetreault. The special is produced by Cates/Doty Productions in association with ABC. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED; broadcast in stereo where available)