Cynthia Erivo Soars With ‘Lion King’ Classic ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ At The Tony Awards 2019

Published: Tuesday 11th Jun 2019 by Sam

Cynthia Erivo has proven herself a rare gem and oh did she shine at the 2019 Tony Awards. 

Renown for her breathtaking role as Celie in The Color Purple, the British bred talent took center-stage to deliver a rousing rendition of ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ from ‘The Lion King.’

Erivo did so in honor of the Broadway legends who’ve passed away over the last year.

Watch her take vocal flight after the jump…

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Just one more post. I do what I do because I love it, I never sing a song unless I know I can mean it. Unless I can tell the truth with it. This was THE VERY FIRST TIME I HAD PUT MY VOCAL CHORDS ON THIS SONG. @thelionking I hope i did you proud, @eltonjohn sir I hope I did you proud, @thetonyawards I hope I did you proud. @jasonmichaelwebb I hope i did you proud. Before the curtain went up my heart was beating through my chest, #Eric something tells me you may have had something to do with that. #tonys2019

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Check out the full showing:


Ms. Erivo is a titan of talent and we continue to be in awe of her gift.

Look out for her in the lead role of Harriet Tubman in Focus Features’ hotly anticipated biopic, coming to the big screen this November.

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  1. ERIC June 11, 2019

    She oversang it in some parts, but it was mostly good, and she has a certain presence that adds to everything. I wish I could’ve seen her in Color Purple.

    • #TheTruth June 12, 2019

      I did, she was absolutely mind blowing. I’m sure you’ll get the chance to see her in another show or by herself ?

  2. Marie Laveau June 11, 2019

    She is a force! I’ve seen her live a few times and she is truly stunning! I can’t wait for people to see more of her this year!

  3. I hate blaccck n whyte June 12, 2019

    Why is she dressed like Whitney in the bodyguard I have nothing video.

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