Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett will make a special guest appearance at The New York Pops' star-studded 25th birthday gala, to be hosted by Liz Smith, Denis Leary, and Kathleen Turner, on April 28.

Additional guest artists will include Ashley Brown, Sierra Boggess, Michael Cavanaugh, Nicola Congiu, Charlotte d'Amboise, Jason Danieley, Gregg Edelman, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Judy Kuhn, Andrea McArdle, Debra Monk, Kelli O'Hara, Laura Osnes, Cathy Rigby, Kissy Simmons, Haley Swindal, Ronan Tynan, Steve Tyrell. The show will feature The Fosse Girls, The Nederlander Singers, and The Camp Broadway Choir. Steven Reineke will conduct the concert.

The gala, which will benefit the orchestra and its education programs, will honor The New York Yankees, James M. Nederlander and James L. Nederlander, and spotlight The New York Pops' music education programs in New York City schools. Joining the orchestra on stage will be 22 junior high school-aged students from The New York Pops' Salute to Music education program.