NBC commemorates the 90th birthday of entertainment icon Tony Bennett with the two-hour special Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come December 20 at 9 PM ET.
Filmed at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in September, the program is hosted by Alec Baldwin and includes performances by recent Hamilton Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr., Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Elton John, Diana Krall, k.d. lang, Kevin Spacey, Stevie Wonder, Rufus Wainwright, and Bennett. The telecast also features appearances by Garth Brooks, Steve Buscemi, Robert De Niro, Celine Dion, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, Wynton Marsalis, Paul McCartney, John McEnroe, Miss Piggy, Regis Philbin, Keith Richards, Don Rickles, Homer Simpson, Carrie Underwood, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, and Trisha Yearwood, as well as segments featuring Bennett's reflections on his life and career highlighted with archival footage.
A companion CD to the NBC special, Tony Bennett Celebrates 90, featuring musical performances from the broadcast, was released December 16.
Bennett is a 19-time Grammy Award winner; his voluminous discography includes 57 studio albums, 11 live albums, 31 compilation albums, and 81 singles, and he holds the industry record of being the oldest artist, at the age of 88, to place an album at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 list.
Danny Bennett serves as executive producer of the upcoming broadcast, and TB TV, LLC produces. Jerry Foley directs with production and lighting design by LeRoy Bennett.
(Updated December 20, 2016)