The ceremony also featured performances by Tony Award nominees and fellow former Dreamgirls stars Sheryl Lee Ralph and Obba Babatunde. Ralph performed "That Was Me Then … This Is Me Now" from the Old Globe production of the new musical The First Wives Club, and Babatunde performed "Mr. Bojangles" from the Old Globe's Sammy Davis, Jr. bio-musical Sammy.
Wright received a Tony Award for his performance in Angels in America: Peristroika, and an Emmy for repeating the role in the HBO miniseries based on the play. Also a Tony nominee for Topdog/Underdog, he has appeared on Broadway in Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk and will next be seen in the Lincoln Center Theater production of A Free Man of Color.
-- Thomas Peter