Nicole Scherzinger sings during emotional In Memoriam segment at 2024 Tony Awards - as Treat Williams, Glenda Jackson, Alan Arkin and more are honored

    Nicole Scherzinger delivered a touching rendition of What I Did For Love for the In Memoriam segment during the 77th Tony Awards on Sunday in New York City.

    Sunset Boulevard star Nicole, 45, looked stunning in a grey sheer dress with silver heels as she performed the song from the 1975 Broadway musical A Chorus Line - as thespians including Treat Williams, Glenda Jackson, Alan Arkin were honored.

    The singer was introduced by Brooke Shields, 59, the newly elected president of Actors' Equity Association at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

    Brooke said: 'I am so proud to be here to celebrate the entire theatrical community. But this is a moment that is bittersweet, as we also honor the memories of those no longer with us.

    'For every well-known artist, there are countless others whose contributions both onstage and behind the scenes forever changed Broadway. With a final tribute to some of these beloved colleagues who left a profound impact, please welcome Olivier Award winner Nicole Scherzinger.'

    nicole scherzinger sings during emotional in memoriam segment at 2024 tony awards - as treat williams, glenda jackson, alan arkin and more are honored

    Nicole Scherzinger delivered a touching rendition of What I Did For Love for the In Memoriam segment during the 77th Tony Awards on Sunday in New York City

    The tributes started with actor Hinton Battle and included Ellen Holly, Chris Peluso, producer Ron Simons and Louis Gossett Jr, before concluding with actor Chita Rivera, who died in January at age 91.

    The staging for Nicole's performance included a single bulb burning brightly that turned dark at its conclusion.

    Nicole will make her Broadway debut this fall in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard.

    She returned to the West End starring as Norma Desmond in the 2023 revival of Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy Theatre and won the Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical Performance and the 2024 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

    Her performance in the In Memoriam segment got some instant approval on X, formerly known as Twitter.

    'Nicole singing “What I Did for Love" during In Memoriam segment, with the ghost light at #Tonys got me sobbing,' one post read.

    'Finally! An In Memoriam done correctly!! Kudos to the Tonys for balancing the performance with making sure all the passings were seen. Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, please take note #TonyAwards,' read another post.

    'Wow, the Tonys put on a good In Memoriam segment. Probably the best I've seen in years, especially with a live singer,' another viewer posted.

    nicole scherzinger sings during emotional in memoriam segment at 2024 tony awards - as treat williams, glenda jackson, alan arkin and more are honored

    Sunset Boulevard star Nicole, 45, looked stunning in a grey sheer dress with silver heels as she performed the song from the 1975 Broadway musical A Chorus Line - as thespians including Treat Williams, Glenda Jackson, Alan Arkin were honored

    nicole scherzinger sings during emotional in memoriam segment at 2024 tony awards - as treat williams, glenda jackson, alan arkin and more are honored

    The Pussycat Dolls singer accessorized with dangling earrings

    nicole scherzinger sings during emotional in memoriam segment at 2024 tony awards - as treat williams, glenda jackson, alan arkin and more are honored

    Alan Arkin was one of the first to be honored

    nicole scherzinger sings during emotional in memoriam segment at 2024 tony awards - as treat williams, glenda jackson, alan arkin and more are honored

    General manager Marilyn S. Miller also was shown during the segment

    nicole scherzinger sings during emotional in memoriam segment at 2024 tony awards - as treat williams, glenda jackson, alan arkin and more are honored

    An image of actor Michael Gambon was shown as Nicole performed

    nicole scherzinger sings during emotional in memoriam segment at 2024 tony awards - as treat williams, glenda jackson, alan arkin and more are honored

    Chita Rivera was the last to be honored during the segment and the single bulb on the stage went dark

    Angelina Jolie was joined on stage by daughter Vivienne, 15, as she was the biggest winner of the night at the 77th Tony Awards as the musical she produced earned top honors on Broadway's biggest night where Sarah Paulson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Jeremy Strong all won big.

    Paulson earned Best Actress in A Play for Appropriate, Radcliffe took home Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Merrily We Roll Along, and Strong triumphed in the Best Actor in A Play category for An Enemy Of The People. They were all first time winners.

    The 49-year-old actress Angelina produced The Outsiders alongside one of her six children as the stage production earned four including top honor Best Musical at the star-studded event on Sunday night.

    Angelina and Vivienne proudly applauded on stage next to each other as fellow producer Matthew Rego accepted the final gong of the night with an inspiring acceptance speech.

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