Sheryl Lee Ralph To Perform During Super Bowl 2023 Pregame

The NFL confirmed Tuesday that Ralph shall be included within the pregame lineup for the 2023 Super Bowl, which takes place Feb. 12. The “Abbott Elementary” star is ready to carry out the hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing” earlier than kickoff.

Ralph expressed her pleasure for the milestone gig on Instagram. “Come on now,” she wrote. “Don’t you ever give up on you baby!”

She shared related sentiments on Twitter, writing: “Someone wake me up from this dream!”

A variety of Ralph’s well-known buddies, together with Oprah Winfrey and “Abbott Elementary” creator and co-star Quinta Brunson, congratulated the actor on the information.

“Yes lift them!!! Sheryl Lee Ralph in the buildinggggg,” actor Tanika Ray wrote on Instagram. “May we have a dose of SLR everywhere!!!!!!”

Singer LaTavia Roberson urged Ralph to “continue to INSPIRE LITTLE BLACK GIRLS LIKE MYSELF.”

Ralph has been having fun with a profession resurgence as of late due to her portrayal of kindergarten trainer Barbara Howard on ABC’s “Abbott Elementary,” for which she obtained an Emmy Award final 12 months.

Sheryl Lee Ralph, left, with “Dreamgirls” co-stars Deborah Burrell and Loretta Devine in 1981.

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Her look on the Super Bowl shall be a chance for the world to acknowledge her less-heralded musical prowess. Previous to her tv fame, the actor obtained acclaim ― and a Tony nomination ― for originating the function of Deena Jones within the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” in 1981.

The 2023 Super Bowl, which can happen in Glendale, Arizona, is shaping as much as be an evening of must-see TV for music followers in addition to sports activities lovers.

Along with Ralph’s efficiency, viewers can anticipate to listen to Chris Stapleton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds singing the nationwide anthem and “America the Beautiful,” respectively. And megastar (and Oscar nominee) Rihanna is ready to kick off her hotly anticipated musical comeback because the night’s halftime present performer.