Harry Connick Jr. and Gloria Estefan Inducted into Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame; Helen Mirren Hosts

News   Harry Connick Jr. and Gloria Estefan Inducted into Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame; Helen Mirren Hosts Tony nominee Harry Connick Jr. and Gloria Estefan will be inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame June 17 during the annual Opening Night at the Bowl concert. Dame Helen Mirren hosts the evening at the famed outdoor venue.

Harry Connick, Jr.
Harry Connick, Jr.

The evening, which kicks off the summer season at the Bowl, features The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra led by Thomas Wilkins. Presenters include Andy Garcia and Hilary Swank.

Both Connick Jr. and and Estefan are scheduled to perform. The evening also includes a sneak preview of Cirque du Soleil's first Hollywood production, IRIS – A Journey Through the World of Cinema. Show time is 8:30 PM.

Proceeds benefit Music Matters, supporting the LA Philharmonic's education programs.

Past Hall of Famers include Kathleen Battle, Joshua Bell, Garth Brooks, The Carpenters, Sarah Chang, Roger Daltrey, Plácido Domingo, Sir James Galway, Josh Groban, George Harrison, Marilyn Horne, B.B. King, Nathan Lane, Patti LuPone, Henry Mancini, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Founding Director John Mauceri, Liza Minnelli, Monty Python, Randy Newman, Bernadette Peters, Bonnie Raitt, John Raitt, Carlos Santana,  Frank Sinatra, the Smothers Brothers, Leopold Stokowski, Donna Summer, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, André Watts, John Williams, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson and Trisha Yearwood.

Highlights of the summer season at the Hollywood Bowl include staged concerts of Hairspray (Aug. 5-7), Dolly Parton concerts (July 22-23) and Michael Feinstein and the Singing Stars of Television (July 29-30). The latter will feature Feinstein, Florence Henderson, Cheyenne Jackson, Dick Van Dyke, Vanessa Williams and more performing a parade of classic and popular songs from the Great American Songbook.

The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood, CA. For more information visit HollywoodBowl.com or call (800) 745-3000.  

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