Hear Julie Andrews, Christine Baranski, Carol Burnett sing 'Old Friends'
There’s damn few like Julie Andrews, Christine Baranski, and Carol Burnett.
The old friends hit the stage together Wednesday for a surprise performance at the American Songbook Gala at Lincoln Center, showing off their legendary pipes with a rousing rendition of “Old Friends” from the Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along.
The trio are seasoned vets of the stage. Andrews is best known for her musical roles in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, as well as Broadway stints in My Fair Lady and Camelot. Baranski, who currently stars on The Good Fight, has also frequented the Broadway stage and even belted her way through the film adaptation of Mamma Mia! Meanwhile, Burnett, best known for her work on the variety show The Carol Burnett Show, got her start on Broadway in 1959 with Once Upon a Mattress.
Many other celebrities were on hand for surprise appearances as well, including Stephen Colbert, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw. The gala, hosted by James Corden and thrown to benefit the American Songbook series and other performance festivals, this year honored Leslie Moonves, CBS chairman and CEO.
Watch a short video of the trio’s performance below.