Broadway stars were out in full force Monday night at The Hillary Victory Fund‘s Stronger Together Broadway for Hillary concert at the St. James Theatre in New York City, which was also live streamed.
Crystal started off the night with an opening number that took jabs at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying, “Our goal tonight is simple: We have to raise more money tonight than Donald Trump lost in 1995.”
He introduced Barbra Streisand, who lent her voice to the event, calling in from Los Angeles. The Oscar-winning actress, playing the voice of “God,” introduced performances and made her own barbs against Trump (“Even the real God can’t find Trump’s tax return”).
Chelsea Clinton spoke as well, wearing a T-shirt bearing the image of her mother and speaking about her experiences on the campaign trail, particularly about her encounters with young children.
“What is at stake in this election is the future we want our children to grow up in,” she said. “I believe if we can continue to root this election with our values… we will win.”
Former President Bill Clinton spoke of his wife’s readiness to lead, saying, “This has been a crazy election because there’s been a lot of road rage out there. We’re called upon to choose. Hillary offers… empowerment in the face of resentment, cooperation in the face of endless conflict.”
The night brought on emotional performances, from Parker with her husband Matthew Broderick and Broadway actress Victoria Clark singing “Been a Long Day” from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, to Emily Blunt and Peters’ rendition of “Children Will Listen” from Into the Woods.
Other highlights included Broadway-ready Josh Groban crooning “Over The Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz and Jackman’s rendition of “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” from Oklahoma!, making a slight lyrical change from “ev’erything’s goin’ my way” to “ev’erything’s goin’ her way.”
Miranda was joined on stage by his Hamilton costar and Tony Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry with a new, appropriate interpretation of the “Ten Duel Commandments” from the musical, rapping lyrics such as “In a world gone berserk, Hillary rolls up her sleeves and gets to work” and “I want to vote the candidate who puts our kids first.”