NEW YORK – Few people get to meet a U.S. president. Dulé Hill has met four – one fake and three real ones. And now he’s gotten to strut his stuff in front of a sitting one.
The actor and dancer, who played a personal presidential aide on The West Wing, got a chance to perform a song for hundreds of world leaders, including President Barack Obama, on Monday night during a reception for U.N. leaders.
Hill and cast members of the upcoming Broadway musical After Midnight, a musical celebrating Duke Ellington’s years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem, sang a few numbers at the Waldorf Astoria, a swanky Park Avenue hotel. Hill sang I’ve Got the World on a String, and other cast members sang the songs Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and Creole Love Call.
I really enjoyed it, Hill said afterward. I never thought this would ever happen. If you’d have told me I was going to sing in front of all these dignitaries a month ago I would have laughed.
– Associated Press