General Hospital: Chandra Wilson Returns for Nurses Ball — First Photos

General Hospital Nurses Ball Chandra Wilson

ABC’s General Hospital has paged Grey’s Anatomy star Chandra Willson to put in another guest-starring appearance — at the first Nurses Ball in more than two years.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Willson will reprise her role as WXPC fashion editor Sydney Val Jean at the upcoming Nurses Ball. On top of that, we have a handful of first-look photos from the glam gala, featuring Wilson and some GH favorites.

This marks “GH superfan” Wilson’s fourth appearance on the long-running daytime serial, and her second as Sydney.

The return of the Nurses Ball is but one part of GH‘s 60th anniversary celebration, which kicks off Wednesday, March 29 with a special episode honoring the late Sonya Eddy (who played head nurse Epiphany Johnson from 2006 until her passing last December).

Then, during the week of April 3, GH brings back the beloved Nurses Ball, a (fictional) charity gala dedicated to HIV/AIDS awareness. Famously abundant with red-carpet fashion and musical performances from the citizens of Port Charles, the must-see event debuted in June 1994 (where it was co-chaired by Lucy Coe and Bobbie Jones) and has been held 15 times since, but not since August 2020.

The anniversary festivities will then continue as “icons of Port Charles unite to stop a legendary threat from the past,” at revealed at this year’s TCA winter press tour. Additionally, Daytime Emmy winner Jane Elliot is set to reprise her role as the legendary Tracy Quartermaine in April.

General Hospital debuted April 1, 1963. To honor its upcoming 60-year milestone, ABC on Friday, March 31 will present the cast and crew with a stage dedication on the Prospect Studios lot, permanently commemorating the show’s legacy and serving as a reminder of the history that has been made in that very spot.

Check out our exclusive photos of the 2023 Nurses Ball below, then chime in with your expectations from the revived institution.