The NFL confirmed Tuesday that Ralph can be included within the pregame lineup for the 2023 Super Bowl, which takes place Feb. 12. The “Abbott Elementary” star is about 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!”
Numerous Ralph’s well-known friends, 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 instructor Barbara Howard on ABC’s “Abbott Elementary,” for which she acquired an Emmy Award final yr.
Her look on the Super Bowl can be a possibility for the world to acknowledge her less-heralded musical prowess. Prior to her tv fame, the actor acquired acclaim ― and a Tony nomination ― for originating the function of Deena Jones within the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” in 1981.
The 2023 Super Bowl, which is able to happen in Glendale, Arizona, is shaping as much as be an evening of must-see TV for music followers in addition to sports activities fanatics.
In addition to Ralph’s efficiency, viewers can count on 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 about to kick off her hotly anticipated musical comeback because the night’s halftime present performer.