Watch Josh Groban Lead 'Great Comet' Medley At The Tonys

Denée Benton, Lucas Steele and the company of 'The Great Comet' perform songs from the Broadway musical.

Written by Emilee Lindner • Photography by Jedd Lopez, Live Nation • June 12, 2017

Josh Groban and the cast of Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 lit up the Tony Awards stage on Sunday night with a medley of songs from the Broadway musical, which is based on a 70-page section of Leo Tolstoy's Russian novel War and Peace.

Groban led the performance, appearing alone on stage with a singluar spolight on him and his period-piece garb. With his angelic voice, he spindled out "Dust and Ashes." Slowly, his castmates appeared in the aisles of Radio City Music Hall, adding a smooth, eerie wall of vocals to his. Along with co-stars Denée Benton and Lucas Steele, they transitioned into "The Abduction" -- a full cast number with forlorn violin solos and bubbly clairnet flair. Bar dancing and all-out fanfare followed, leaving the Tonys audience feeling robust with live performance.

The Great Comet, which presenter Keegan-Michael Key described as "rock, pop, soul, folk, electronic dance music and classic Broadway," was nominated for 12 awards that night, including Best Musical. They took home awards for lighting design and scenic design.

Groban's final performance as Pierre will take place on July 2, and he'll be succeeded by Hamilton star Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan.

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