THE SCREENING ROOM: From Lena Hall to Idina Menzel, Patti LuPone, Ragtime and More; Broadway Gets Patriotic for the Fourth of July (Video)

America celebrates its birthday July 4, and has collected some of our favorite patriotic performances in honor of the occasion.

From "The Star Spangled Banner" to the songs of George M. Cohan and The Music Man, here are some patriotic highlights.

Hedwig Tony Award winner Lena Hall delivers a "surprise" version of all four verses of "The National Anthem."

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel sings "The National Anthem."


Bullets Over Broadway star Betsy Wolfe performs "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a recent Yankees Game.

Shortly after her Evita run, Patti LuPone took time out to sing the National Anthem for the NY Rangers.

A look at Bette Midler's take on "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" over the years.

Kristin Chenoweth performs the National Anthem for the 2010 Opening Day at Yankee Stadium.

Judy Garland, in tramp costume, sings "America the Beautiful."

The Color Purple star Fantasia Barrino sings "The National Anthem."

The original Broadway production of Ragtime performs at the 1998 Tony Awards.


The cast of Jersey Boys sings "God Bless America."

Tony winner Joel Grey performs from George M! at the 1974 Tony Awards.

The opening of the Broadway revue Tintypes.

Judy Kuhn and Dick Latessa, from the cast of the short-lived Broadway musical Rags, perform on the 41st Annual Tony Awards.

"Dreamgirls" Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson's National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

"76 Trombones" from the film of The Music Man.

Constantine Maroulis performs "The National Anthem."