Rachel Zegler, Cynthia Erivo, Ben Platt, and Leslie Odom Jr. Perform Sondheim Medley at the Grammys

Rachel Zegler, Cynthia Erivo, Ben Platt, and Leslie Odom Jr. Perform Sondheim Medley at the Grammys

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: (L-R) Ben Platt, Rachel Zegler, Cynthia Erivo, and Leslie Odom Jr. perform onstage during the In Memoriam tribute at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

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The 2022 Grammys featured an emotional performance from Rachel Zegler, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Ben Platt. Their performance accompanied the In Memoriam montage, and they only sang songs by Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim, who wrote music for shows including “West Side Story,” “Sweeney Todd, “Sunday in the Park With George,” and “Company,” died in November 2021 at the age of 91. During his lifetime, he was nominated for Grammys 17 times, winning seven times. He also received the Grammy’s trustees award in 2008.

The group sang a montage of the Sondheim songs “Not a Day Goes By” from “Merrily We Roll Along,” “Send In the Clowns” from “A Little Night Music,” and “Somewhere” from “West Side Story.” “Send In the Clowns” won the award for song of the year in 1976.

The four performers all have strong ties to the world of musical theater. In 2021, Zegler made her onscreen debut as Maria in “West Side Story.” The musical features lyrics by Sondheim. Meanwhile, Odom Jr., Erivo, and Platt are all Tony winners.

Before the performance, Grammys host Trevor Noah introduced a small video honoring Foo Fighters dummer Taylor Hawkins, who passed away suddenly on March 25 at the age of 50. The video featured footage of Hawkins through the years and was set to the band’s song “My Hero.” Other people honored during the In Memoriam tribute included Virgil Abloh, Meat Loaf, The Wanted’s Tom Parker, Ronnie Spector, DMX, and Biz Markie.

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