Tony Bennett gets 90th birthday celebration special on NBC
Bennett, Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and more to perform
The best is certainly yet to come for Tony Bennett.
In honor of the crooner’s Aug. 3 birthday, NBC will air Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best is Yet to Come just in time for Christmas. The star-studded event, airing Dec. 20, will feature performances and appearances from Bennett’s famous pals.
The full list of performers has yet to be revealed, but the docket for the two-hour special already boasts impressive talent. Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Elton John, Michael Bublé, and Bennett himself will take the stage to perform his greatest hits. The evening will also include tributes from Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta, and Bruce Willis.
Bennett said in a statement Tuesday, “I turn 90 tomorrow [Aug. 3] and feel like I’m just getting started and look forward to each day. I have loved performing for the public and sharing the music I love with the world. It’s a thrill to have NBC air a special in honor of my birthday and to have so many wonderful artists that I have worked with and admire participate.”
Bennett’s 60-year career has scored him countless accolades and hits. The 19-time Grammy Award winner’s last birthday special with NBC, Tony Bennett: An American Classic, won seven Emmy Awards back in 2006.