Hosted by WCBS-TV anchors Chris Wragge and Kristine Johnson, the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at The Pond at Bryant Park will also feature performances by several theatre stars. Among those announced to croon holiday tunes are Tony winner Ben Vereen, Tony and Emmy winner Bebe Neuwirth, South Pacific's Kelli O'Hara and The Little Mermaid's Norm Lewis. The cast of the upcoming Broadway musical In the Heights will also be featured. The program will also include skating performances by U.S. National Pairs Champions Ina and Zimmerman; U.S. and World Figure Skating Champion Todd Eldridge; and the Haydenettes, the 2007 National Champions in synchronized skating. Talent Unlimited, which features a choir of 28 Manhattan high school students, will accompany some of the stars.
"Holiday in Bryant Park" is scheduled to air at 7 PM ET; check local listings.