HOLLYWOOD'S BIGGEST LUMINARIES TO HONOR AND CELEBRATE MICKEY MOUSE
ON 'MICKEY'S 90TH SPECTACULAR,' AIRING SUNDAY, NOV. 4, ON ABC
Performances by Josh Groban, NCT 127, Leslie Odom Jr., Meghan Trainor and Zac Brown Band, and Appearances by Kristen Bell, Sofia Carson, Tony Hale, Sarah Hyland,
With More to Be Announced Soon
The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger to Make a Special Appearance During the Evening's Festivities
ABC announced today a star-studded lineup of music, film and television stars who will join the celebration of Mickey Mouse on "Mickey's 90th Spectacular," airing SUNDAY, NOV. 4 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. The two-hour television event honoring 90 years of the internationally beloved character will feature appearances by actress, activist and mom Kristen Bell (Disney's "Frozen"), actress and Hollywood Records/Republic Records recording artist Sofia Carson (Disney's "Descendants," Freeform's upcoming "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionist"), two-time Emmy? Award-winning actor Tony Hale ("Veep," "Arrested Development"), and actress Sarah Hyland (ABC's "Modern Family"), as well as special musical performances by Josh Groban, NCT 127, Leslie Odom Jr., Meghan Trainor and Zac Brown Band. Mr. Iger will make a special appearance during the evening's festivities. More names and details on the exciting performances will be announced soon.
GRAMMY(R) Award-winning singer, songwriter and TV, film and Broadway actor Josh Groban will be singing his new hit song, "Granted," from his recently released eighth studio album, "Bridges." Groban has sold more than 30 million records over his illustrious music career and has entertained fans across the globe with his electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. In 2017, he concluded his Broadway run as Pierre in "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812," which was described as "one of the best musicals of the decade." He is currently starring on "The Good Cop," opposite Tony Danza. Groban is an arts education advocate. Through his own foundation, Find Your Light, he raises millions to help enrich the lives of young people through arts, education and cultural awareness.
Seoul-based global K-Pop powerhouse NCT 127 will perform their popular hit, "Regular." With 3.3 million Instagram followers and a fanbase that won't quit, NCT 127 has shaken up the K-Pop world since their 2016 arrival with their unique and conceptually progressive artistry. The breakout boy band of 10 (Taeyong, Taeil, Johnny, Yuta, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Winwin, Mark, Haechan and newly added Jungwoo), has found a unique way to connect with their growing fanbase outside of their Seoul home. Known for mixing genres, NCT 127 combines sounds in pop, R&B, hip-hop and Latin trap. Their first full-length studio album, "NCT #127 Regular-Irregular," is out everywhere Oct. 12.
Tony(R) and GRAMMY Award-winning performer Leslie Odom Jr. will perform the classic "When You Wish Upon A Star" from the 1940 Disney adaptation of "Pinnochio." Best known for his breakout role as Aaron Burr in the smash-hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," Odom Jr. won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance. He also won a GRAMMY Award as a principal soloist on the original cast recording.
GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Meghan Trainor will perform the Randy Newman hit and "Toy Story" franchise theme song, "You've Got a Friend in Me." Trainor emerged with her 2014 breakout single "All About That Bass" and has cemented her rising status as one of the most prominent artists in popular music by charting seven multiplatinum singles, releasing two platinum albums, selling out three headline tours, writing multiplatinum hits for top pop and country artists, and receiving countless industry awards and nominations worldwide. She is one of only five female artists to receive a diamond certification for her hit single "All About That Bass," which shares the RIAA Gold & Platinum Awards top honor with only 15 other singles in history. Trainor released her first single, "No Excuses," from her highly anticipated third studio album, "Treat Myself," in spring 2018.
Three-time GRAMMY-winning multiplatinum artists Zac Brown Band will perform "Bare Necessities" from the classic Disney film "The Jungle Book." Zac Brown Band have had five consecutive albums reach the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 and four consecutive albums debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart. To date, the group has sold more than 25 million singles and eight million albums. They have achieved 15 No. 1 radio singles and are the second act to top both the Country and Active Rock formats. They have developed a reputation with critics and fans alike for a live show marked by strong musicianship that defies genre boundaries.
Since his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie on Nov. 18, 1928, Mickey has been the global ambassador for The Walt Disney Company. From the beloved Mickey Mouse Club to today's Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, Mickey's optimistic outlook and endearing personality continue to delight fans around the world every day.
"Mickey's 90th Spectacular" is produced by Don Mischer Productions. Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare are executive producers. Don Mischer will direct.
About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including the hit series "The Good Doctor" and the return of "American Idol"; in addition to upcoming new dramas "A Million Little Things" and "The Rookie," starring Nathan Fillion; new comedies "The Kids Are Alright" and "Single Parents"; and the new prime-time talk show, "The Alec Baldwin Show." The ABC Television Network is also home to the groundbreaking dramas "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Grey's Anatomy"; the Emmy(R) Award-winning "Modern Family" and trailblazing comedy favorites "black-ish," "American Housewife," "Fresh Off the Boat," "The Goldbergs," "Speechless" and midseason breakout, "Splitting Up Together"; hit game shows "The $100,000 Pyramid," "Celebrity Family Feud," "Match Game" and "To Tell the Truth"; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank," iconic "The Bachelor" franchise, long-running hits "Dancing with the Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos"; "General Hospital," which has aired for over 50 years on the network; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars(R)," "The CMA Awards" and "The American Music Awards."
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About Don Mischer Productions
Don Mischer Productions (DMP) is an internationally acclaimed and universally respected production firm for television and live events. Led by Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare, DMP has consistently produced programs that share the best of the human experience, whether it be the work of our most acclaimed artists or the celebration of our most cherished monuments and greatest international events. DMP is always at the forefront of their craft, with an eye to innovate and advance the art form.
Some of their marquee productions include We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial; Super Bowl halftime shows (Prince, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, among others); the 83rd, 84th and 85th Academy Awards(R); Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America; the Opening Ceremonies of both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games; 14 Primetime Emmy Awards, the Billboard Awards, and the Kennedy Center Honors. Other productions also include the groundbreaking Breakthrough Prize and specials with Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Bono, Prince, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder and Barbra Streisand, among others.