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Broadway’s Best Thanksgiving Day Parade Performances

November 23, 2022

As Thanksgiving approaches, many Broadway fans will be gathering around their TV or streaming device to catch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  To celebrate, Broadway’s Best Shows is looking back at some of our favorite parade performances throughout the years. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick off on Thursday, November 24th at 9am on NBC or streaming on Peacock. This year’s performance lineup includes Lea Michele and the cast of Funny Girl, A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, The Lion King (Celebrating 25 years on Broadway), and Some Like It Hot. Who are you excited to see?

Moulin Rouge! Performing The Sparkling Diamond at the 2021 Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEWSIES performing King of New York at the 2011 Thanksgiving Day Parade

Once performing Falling Slowly at the 2012 Thanksgiving Day Parade

TINA: The Tine Turner Musical performing The Best/Proud Mary at the 2019 Thanksgiving Day Parade

Matthew Broderick and the cast of How To Succeed… performing Brotherhood of Man at the 1995 Thanksgiving Day Parade

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang performing Toots Sweet at the 2005 Thanksgiving Day Parade

Footloose performs the title number on the 1998 Thanksgiving Day Parade

Sister Act: The Musical performs Spread the Love Around at the 2011 Thanksgiving Day Parade 

Christina Applegate and the cast of Sweet Charity perform I’m A Brass Band at the 2005 Thanksgiving Day Parade

Kelli O’Hara, Matthew Broderick, and the cast of Nice Work… perform Lady Be Good/S’Wonderful at the 2012 Thanksgiving Day Parade

The cast of Little Shop of Horrors perofrm Little Shop of Horrors/Suddenly, Seymour at the 2003 Thanksgiving Day Parade