Friday, July 12, 2024

Watch the Very Classy Tony Awards In Memoriam Sung by Last Year’s Amazing Winner Joaquina Kalukango


The In Memoriam last night on the Tony Awards was so classy — the Oscars and Emmys should really look at how they did it.

Last year’s Tony winning Actress in a Musical Joaquina Kalukango is the singer. She has the most remarkable voice. Can’t a real record company make something with her? We’re missing an opportunity. Verve? Decca? Sony Masterworks? Is there anyone left?

Kudos for the show including Tina Turner and Raquel Welch.
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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