Adam Lambert and Ledisi are joining the star-studded lineup for NBC’s “A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway,” Billboard reports. The Tony Award-winning musical celebrates its 15th anniversary this year and NBC is honoring the milestone with a televised musical special which airs two days before the spookiest night of the year, on Oct. 29.
Lambert is a seasoned “Wicked” alum, having toured with the first national touring production of the show. He also starred in Fox’s reboot of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” had a recurring role on Fox’s Emmy-winning musical dramedy series “Glee,” has toured extensively as the front man for legendary British rock group Queen and is a chart-topping solo artist, among many other accolades.
Ledisi is an R & B singer-songwriter and actress who portrayed gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in the Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated film “Selma.” Known for her jazz-influenced sound, Ledisi has scored a career total of 12 Grammy nominations. She’s released eight studio albums to date, with her most recent album, Let Love Rule, earning her a fourth career Grammy nomination for Best R & B Album, among other nods.
Lambert and Ledisi are joining previously-announced performers Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, who hail from “Wicked’s” original Broadway cast. The renowned pair of actresses were nominated against each other for Best Actress in a Musical Tony Awards for their “Wicked” roles, with Menzel ultimately winning for her portrayal of Elphaba.
Three-time Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix and four-time Grammy-nominated pop artist Ariana Grande will also perform in the concert tribute, which will feature songs from the musical and other special events to honor “Wicked’s” widespread cultural impact across multiple generations.
“A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway” will air Monday, Oct. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on NBC.