Actors Fund chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell introduces k.d. lang's encore performance of "Hallelujah" following her performance in After Midnight.
Actors Fund chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell introduces k.d. lang's encore performance of "Hallelujah" following her performance in After Midnight.
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Tony Award winner and Actors Fund chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell made a surprise appearance on the stage of the Brooks Atkinson Theatre following the performance of After Midnight on Friday evening. He announced that The Actors Fund received a call from a supporter who pledged a $10,000 donation if k.d. lang — the production's newest guest star — agreed to perform her iconic rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" for the Broadway crowd. Lang consented to the special encore performance and won a standing ovation from the elated audience. Take a look at photos from the impromptu musical treat.

Lang wins over the crowd with her signature number.
Lang wins over the crowd with her signature number.
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