Watch Broadway performances from the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: 'Funny Girl,' 'A Beautiful Noise,' 'The Lion King,' and more

The parade takes place on November 24 this year.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Give thanks for this lineup! This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has set its entertainment lineup, which includes performances from multiple new and classic Broadway shows. Six Broadway shows, as well as the Radio City Rockettes, will perform at this year's parade on Thanksgiving Day, November 24.

There are two broadcasts, each available to view on cable and to stream. Five performances will be on NBC and Peacock, whose broadcast of the parade airs from 9 a.m. to noon in all time zones. Another two will be on CBS/Paramount+, whose broadcast begins at 9 a.m. ET and 1 p.m. PT.

Below, learn about all the Macy's Parade Broadway and theatre performances to look forward to this year, with information about which channel each is available on.

Funny Girl

No one's raining on Funny Girl's parade! The cast of this Broadway revival, led by Glee star Lea Michele as Fanny Brice, will kick off the NBC parade broadcast this year. This musical tells the fictionalized story of how the real-life Ziegeld Follies showgirl, rose to fame and risked it all for love. Forget the Macy's star — Michele will be the greatest star of this parade.

The Lion King

The Lion King celebrates its 25th anniversary on Broadway in 2022, so the show is commemorating the milestone with a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade performance for NBC. The story of a lion cub learning how to claim his destiny and be a successful king, based on the Disney film, has delighted countless audiences of all ages since 1997. Look out for one of the show's iconic songs, like "The Circle of Life" or "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

You can-can-can spend a few minutes in Paris this Thanksgiving when Moulin Rouge! The Musical performs on the CBS Parade broadcast. See a glimpse of this beautiful love story, based on the hit Baz Luhrmann film, about a writer who falls for a showgirl at the title nightclub. The performance from this Tony Award-winning Best Musical is sure to be spectacular!

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The Queens are back for another parade! The original Broadway cast of Six performed at last year's Macy's Parade, and the current cast will sing this year on the CBS broadcast. Get down with the wives of Henry VIII this Thanksgiving as they sing catchy pop tunes about their terrible marriages and, eventually, finding their own independent voices.

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Some Like It Hot

It will be chilly by November 24, but Some Like It Hot will bring the heat to the Macy's Parade for NBC. This musical adaptation of the classic 1959 film follows two jazz musicians, Joe and Jerry, as they escape the mob by going undercover with an all-female swing band. The leading cast includes Tony Award winner Christian Borle as Joe, J. Harrison Ghee as Jerry, and Adrianna Hicks as Sugar, Marilyn Monroe's role from the film.

A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical

This new musical about internationally renowned musician Neil Diamond will bring beautiful noise to the parade on the NBC broadcast. The show tells Diamond's story with two actors in his part: one as his young, up-and-coming self, and one as his current older self looking back on his storied career. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade watchers will surely hear one, if not more, of his greatest hits — perhaps "America" or "Sweet Caroline."

The Radio City Rockettes

The Rockettes perform a number from their annual Christmas Spectacular at the Parade each year, and this year is no exception. The Spectacular includes many iconic dance numbers the Rockettes perform every year, like "Wooden Soldiers," plus fresh new routines each season. It'll be a surprise which routine they do at this year's Parade, but it's sure to include one of the Rockettes' famous kicklines. The Rockettes' performance will air on NBC.

Who are the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade performers?

From Broadway, Funny Girl, Some Like It Hot, The Lion King, A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical, Six, and Moulin Rouge! The Musical will perform. The Radio City Rockettes will also perform a routine from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Other performers include the Big Apple Circus troupe, Paula Abdul, Big Time Rush, Cam, Jordan Davis, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, Fitz and the Tantrums, Kirk Franklin, Mario Lopez and family, Ziggy Marley, the Muppets of Sesame Street, Sean Paul, Joss Stone, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Dionne Warwick, Betty Who, and more.

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