WATCH: Patti LuPone & Ben Platt Perform Epic Tributes to Broadway During GRAMMY Awards

January 29, 2018

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Ben Platt & Patti LuPone celebrated the return of the GRAMMY awards to New York with two epic tributes to the music of Broadway during the show last night.

“We can’t celebrate music in New York without honoring the legacy of Broadway,” James Corden said as he introduced the two performers.

Platt performed "Somewhere" from West Side Story, as a tribute to the show's composer, Leonard Bernstein. LuPone performed "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" as a tribute to Evita's composer, Andrew Lloyd Weber.

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The late Leonard Bernstein would have turned 100 years old this year, while Andrew Lloyd Weber will celebrate his 70th birthday in March.

Ben Platt, 24, actually won a GRAMMY award earlier in the evening (in the pre-telecast ceremony). The Dear Evan Hansen cast album won the GRAMMY award for Best Musical Theater Album. Platt originated the role of Evan Hansen in the smash hit Broadway show before stepping out of the role late last year.

LuPone, 68, first performed "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" on the GRAMMY stage in 1981. She is a two time GRAMMY winner.