Photo Flash: Manilow, Hilty & More on PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH

America's favorite host, two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron (DANCING WITH THE STARS) returned to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol to host A CAPITOL FOURTH, starring music legend Barry Manilow, who was back by popular demand following his powerful debut performance on the show in 2009. Below, check out photos from the celebration!

Broadcast live on PBS, the biggest and brightest birthday party in the country also featured performances by: Candice Glover, the Season 12 winner of AMERICAN IDOL; country music artist Scotty McCreery (winner of AMERICAN IDOL); actor and singer Darren Criss (GLEE); musical prodigy and classical crossover star Jackie Evancho; Broadway and television star Megan Hilty (SMASH);Broadway's new hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL; and five-time Academy Award-winner John Williams conducting music from the Oscar-winning blockbuster LINCOLN; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.


The 33(rd) annual broadcast of A CAPITOL FOURTH aired on PBS Thursday, July 4, 2013, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. The program was also heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide.

Photos courtesy of PBS

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