Participants will also include cast members from Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Sister Act, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The telecast will also feature a special performance from the world-famous Radio City Rockettes.
The Thanksgiving Day special will be hosted by The Today Show's Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Al Roker. Additional stars scheduled to join in the festivities include Rodney Atkins, the Big Apple Circus, Mary J. Blige, Cobra Starship, Neil Diamond, Michael Feinstein, The Fresh Beat Band, Cee Lo Green, Avril Lavigne, Shelby Lynne, Mannheim Steamroller, China Anne McClain, Scotty McCreery, Ingrid Michaelson, the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, Savannah Outen, Power Rangers Samurai, Willard Scott, Straight No Chaser, US Naval Academy Glee Club, Johnny Weir, and Zendaya.
Later in the evening, Lauer will host The 85th Anniversary of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, to air 10-11pm ET, which will take a look back at 85 years of one of America's greatest holiday traditions, and feature the floats, balloons and performances that make the show one of the most watched spectacles every year.
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