Hillary Clinton received some A-list support on Monday night as a host of Hollywood's biggest stars turned out to help fundraise for the presidential candidate. Julia Roberts, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway and more joined forces on Broadway for a night of brilliant performances and passionate speeches in honour of the politician.
The Hillary Victory Fund's Stronger Together Broadway for Hillary event at St. James Theatre was over-flowing with magical moments, including a moving duet by Sarah Jessica Parker and Andrea McArdle, the first actress to play Annie, who dazzled in their rendition of the song "Tomorrow." The night's headlining performance belonged to Lin-Manuel Miranda who customized his song "Ten Duel Commandments" from Hamilton to celebrate Hillary's campaign.
Hillary was unable to attend the event but her husband Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea appeared on her behalf. “She is the single best changemaker that I have ever known,” said the former president before promising, “She will make you proud.”
During the show, Julia Roberts, Helen Mirren and Lena Dunham spoke about Hillary's commitment to the country while Sienna Miller and Hugh Jackman performed Cabaret's "Wilkommen" and "Oh What a Beautiful Morning," respectively. Former Broadway star Neil Patrick Harris delighted the audience when he stepped back into the platforms of Hedwig from the hit show Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Jake Gyllenhaal and Jon Hamm brought to life a scene from the play It Can't Happen Here.
The fundraiser was hosted by Billy Crystal, who didn't hold back when discussing Hillary's competition Donald Trump. "Our goal tonight is simple: we need to raise more money than Donald Trump lost in 1995," he told the crowd, adding, "He’s the human form of the hurricane season: starts out with a lot of hot air, gets you spinning out of control and hits America and causes a lot of damage and panic. But it’s completely over by November."