Richie and Clarkson Sing for Tutu, Mrs. O PresidesPublished by Angel on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 10:40 am.
Ford’s Theatre Society is taking over the town this Sunday when it hosts its annual star studded gala June 6th, at Ford’s Theatre (511 10th Street NW)! Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Justice Albie Sachs will receive the Lincoln Medal, the highest honor given by the theatre society for exemplary social activism and leadership. First Lady Michelle Obama is to serve as honorary chair of the celebration and of course President Obama was invited to the invitation only event (sorry crashers!)
Lionel Richie and Kelly Clarkson are slated to perform among many. Expect appearances my comedian George Lopez, Robin Roberts, Dick Van Dyke, Laura Michelle. Modern Family’s Ty Burrell is hosting the event.
America Celebrates July 4th at Ford’s Theatre, will be taped for broadcast on the ABC Television Network to air July 2, 2010 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).