Monday, October 17th, Hollywood A-list came out to sing and dance, in hopes to help raise funds for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The star-studded Clinton fundraiser concert was held at the St. James Theatre in New York City. Fans that couldn't snag a ticket to the concert tuned into Clinton's YouTube and Facebook pages which streamed the event live! The night turned into a Hollywood who's, who event with several big time celebs who all said, "I'm with her!" including: Neil Patrick Harris, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Angela Bassett, Billy Crystal, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Emily Blunt, Ansel Elgort and Sarah Jessica Parker.
The WANNA voted and delivered the best moments of the night below! Drum roll please....
Lin-Manuel Miranda Reworks Hamilton Song
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of hit play Hamilton, rapped about Clinton and the importance of voting in a rewritten version of the song, "The World Was Wide Enough." One memorable lyric goes, “Anybody here wanna shatter a glass ceiling?”
Bill Clinton Surprise Appearance
Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance at the fundraiser in support of his wife, which brought the crowd to a standing ovation. He spoke to the audience about Hillary, saying, “She is the single best change-maker that I have ever known…She will make you proud.”
Neil Patrick Harris Throws It Back
Neil Patrick Harris reprised his Tony-winning role in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” He sang the song, “The Origin of Love” with a troupe of backup ballet dancers, which presented a beautiful, moving spectacle.
Angela Bassett and Helen Mirren Speeches
Taking a break from all the song and dance, Angela Bassett recited Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I A Woman?” speech, while Helen Mirren performed a speech from Elizabeth Roosevelt. Both A-listers called to mind the strength of women in our country’s past, as a salute to Hillary Clinton in her leadership role today.
Barbara Streisand “Phones In”
Barbara Streisand, one of the greatest singers of our time, lent her voice to the fundraiser, where she made introductions for the concert from Los Angeles. She also appeared in a video for “Climb Every Mountain,” alongside Jamie Foxx.
And Of Course, Hillary Clinton’s Screen Appearance
Clinton herself could not make the fundraiser, but she did appear on screen in a good-humored segment. She joked, “I auditioned for tonight's show and I wanted to sing with you, but Harvey and Jordan said I didn't make the cut,” in reference to the event’s producers, Harvey Weinstein and Jordan Roth. She also said, “We’re in the final stretch of this campaign and we need your help to reach as many people as possible between now and election day.”
Ya Know You Wanna!