Tony Winner Hugh Jackman Hosts TNT's "Christmas in Washington" Dec. 20

By Andrew Gans
20 Dec 2013

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Hugh Jackman
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Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman, who was Oscar-nominated for his work as Jean Valjean in the film version of "Les Miserables," hosts TNT's annual holiday spectacular, "Christmas in Washington," which premieres Dec. 20.

The program airs on TNT at 8 PM ET; check local listings.

Jackman will introduce this year's lineup of musical performers, including Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow, Anna Kendrick, Janelle Monáe and Pat Monahan. The concert also features a special guest appearance by NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley.

Celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year, "Christmas in Washington" is a holiday tradition benefiting the Children's National Health System. The concert is attended each year by the President and First Lady.

The broadcast marks TNT's 15th year presenting "Christmas in Washington," which was taped at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, Dec. 15. The 25-time Emmy-winning team of George Stevens, Jr. and Michael Stevens are the show's producers.

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