“What the World Needs Now Is Love,” that’s for sure. But who knew it also needed a powwow of stars from Cagney & Lacey, Veronica Mars, Ugly Betty, The Mysteries of Laura, My So Called Life, Private Practice, Glee and Law & Order: SVU (among others)?
Stars from those TV shows and the Broadway community teamed up to cover that Burt Bacharach chestnut on the Democratic National Convention stage “in tribute to the lives affected by gun violence.”
The pass-the-mic-(and-do-it-quickly) staging was a tad puzzling — surely Hillary Clinton’s party has deep enough pockets to cover adequate audio feeds, no? — but the eclectic and enthusiastic nature of the performance made it enjoyable nonetheless.
Among those belting/warbling for a cause: Idina Menzel (Glee), Audra McDonald (Private Practice), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Mr. Robot), Darren Criss (Glee), Richard Kind (Spin City), Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey), Sharon Gless(Cagney & Lacey), Wilson Cruz (My So Called Life), Michelle Collins (The View), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Ben Vereen (How I Met Your Mother), B.D. Wong (Law & Order: SVU), Rosie Perez (The View) and more.
Watch the performance above, then hit the comments with your thoughts on the number.