Newly announced for the evening are five-time Grammy Award nominee Michael Feinstein, Broadway veteran Norm Lewis, celebrated jazz artist John Pizzarelli, singer/songwriter Tony DeSare and Memphis star Montego Glover.
Music director Steven Reineke will lead the famed orchestra in a concert of Sinatra's greatest hits, hosted by Liz Smith. Special guests for the evening will also include the previously reported Frank Sinatra, Jr. as well as Broadway's Cheyenne Jackson, Tony winner Michael Cerveris, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Tony nominee John Tartaglia as well as "Ugly Betty" star Michael Urie.
Feinstein will sing the pop hit "For Once in My Life," Pizzarelli will perform "Witchcraft," DeSare will take on "Night and Day," Lewis will perform "Don't Worry 'Bout Me," Glover will offer "The Best Is Yet To Come," Jackson will perform "Luck Be A Lady," Tony winner Cerveris is slated to sing "High Hopes," and Tartaglia, Urie and Ferguson will perform "New York, New York." Grammy-winning crooner Steve Tyrell and young vocalist Haley Swindal complete the lineup with "Fly Me to the Moon" and "The Way You Look Tonight," respectively.
Stars of Broadway's Come Fly Away will also take the stage with "One for My Baby," featuring choreography by Twyla Tharp.
Following the performance, guests are invited to The Plaza Hotel for a black-tie dinner dance. There will also be an online auction on www.CharityBuzz.com/NewYorkPops April 28-May 10, featuring items donated by The Orchestra's many friends from the world of arts and entertainment. Auction items include a behind-the-scenes visit to the Big Apple Circus, a cocktail party at the Double Cross Vodka Lounge and a chance to perform side-by-side with The New York Pops.
Single tickets for the concert-only range from $55 to $85 and are open to the public. To purchase tickets, call CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800. Tickets are also available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office at 57th Street and 7th Avenue, or online at www.carnegiehall.org. Tickets to the full gala evening are available by calling (212) 765-7677.