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Big names among Emmy presenters
Posted Sunday, April 23, 2006 11:53:32 PM
As the Daytime Emmys go Hollywood this year, the ceremony will have some of television's biggest stars on board. Chandra Wilson, Kate Walsh and James Pickens, Jr. of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," plus Rachael Ray ("The Rachael Ray Show") and Tyra Banks ("The Tyra Banks Show") are among the stellar lineup of scheduled presenters for this year's Daytime Emmy.

A musical trio from the "One Life to Live" talent of Renee Goldsberry (Disney's "The Lion King," "The Color Purple"), Kathy Brier ("Hairspray") and Kerry Butler ("Hairspray," "Little Shop of Horrors") will perform a selection of show-stopping numbers from the Broadway songbook.

Additional presenters include Judge Judy Sheindlin; Susan Lucci, Thorsten Kaye, Alicia Minshew, Jacob Young, Alexa Havins, Justin Bruening and Cady McClain of All My Children; Erika Slezak, Kassie DePaiva, Kamar de los Reyes, Bree Williamson and Forbes March of One Life to Live; Anthony Geary, Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Emma Samms, Tristan Rogers, Kimberly McCullough, Jason Thompson, Natalia Livingston, Rebecca Herbst and Finola Hughes of General Hospital; co-hosts Lisa Rinna and Ty Treadway (Soap Talk); Galen Gering and McKenzie Westmore of Passions; Kim Zimmer, Beth Ehlers, Gina Tognoni, Mandy Bruno and Crystal Chappell of Guiding Light; Joshua Morrow, Michelle Stafford, Sharon Case, Christian LeBlanc of The Young and the Restless; Peter Reckell, Kristian Alfonso, Farah Fath and Jason Cook of Days of Our Lives; Jack Wagner and Katherine Kelly Lang of The Bold & The Beautiful, and Michael Park and Maura West of As The World Turns.

Special video montages celebrating the 50th Anniversary of As the World Turns and the 40th Anniversary of Days of Our Lives will be introduced by stars from both shows and are among the many highlights of the evening.

As previously announced, the broadcast will open with a rock-the-house performance by General Hospital actor and musician Rick Springfield ("Jesse's Girl"), as he sings a mix of his hits.

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