Actor and singer Jordan Fisher will sing the national anthem
Jordan Fisher, actor, singer and musician, will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the start of the 106th Indianapolis 500 on May 29, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Thursday.
He performed in musicals, including playing the lead role in “Dear Evan Hansen,” the first black actor to do so full-time on Broadway. He also starred in “Hamilton,” as well as “Rent: Live” and “Grease: Live!” of Fox.
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Fisher’s television appearances include CW’s “The Flash” and the Netflix movies “To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You” and “Work It.” Recently, Fisher starred as Robaire, a member of the fictional boy band “4*Town,” in Pixar’s “Turning Red.”
Fisher won ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” in 2017 and was a judge on “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” in 2018.
In 2021, country artist Jimmie Allen performed the national anthem.
Fisher will join a pre-race musical lineup that includes “Voice” winners Girl Named Tom performing “America the Beautiful” and Jim Cornelison singing “(Back Home Again in) Indiana.”
“The National Anthem is an iconic pre-race moment, and Jordan is ready to greet fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a memorable and moving performance in the racing capital of the world,” said IMS President Doug Boles, in the press release.
The race is scheduled to start at 12:45 p.m., according to IMS.