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Josh Groban leads huge ensemble for 'In Memoriam' tribute at the 2015 Tonys

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Karen Butler
Kat Dennings and Josh Groban arrive on the red carpet at the 69th annual Tony Awards on June 7, 2015 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Kat Dennings and Josh Groban arrive on the red carpet at the 69th annual Tony Awards on June 7, 2015 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- Recording artist Josh Groban led an ensemble of 175 Broadway performers in a stirring rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone" during the "In Memoriam" tribute at the 2015 Tony Awards ceremony in New York Sunday night.

Costumed performers from various stage shows joined Groban in singing as photos of beloved artists who died in the last year flashed on a screen.

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Among those remembered were Lauren Bacall, Ruby Dee, James Garner, Mike Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, Joan Rivers, Elaine Stritch, Eli Wallach and Robin Williams.

The Tony Awards honor excellence on Broadway. Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth hosted this year's gala.

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