Sheryl Lee Ralph performs during the Super Bowl 2023 pregame

The NFL confirmed Tuesday that Ralph can be included within the pregame lineup for the 2023 Tremendous Bowl, which takes place on February 12. The “Abbott Elementary” star will carry out the anthem “Elevate Each Voice and Sing” earlier than kick-off.

Ralph expressed her pleasure for the milestone gig on Instagram. “Come on,” she wrote. “By no means hand over child!”

She shared related sentiments on twitterShe wrote, “Any individual wake me up from this dream!”

Quite a few well-known buddies of Ralph’s, together with Oprah Winfrey and Abbott Elementary creator and co-star Quinta Brunson, congratulated the actor on the information.

“Sure choose her up!!! Sheryl Lee Ralph within the constructing gggg,” actress Tanika Ray wrote on Instagram. “Might we’ve got a dose of SLR in every single place!!!!!!”

Singer LaTavia Roberson urged Ralph to “preserve INSPIRING LITTLE BLACK GIRLS LIKE ME.”

Ralph’s profession has been on the rise recently, because of her award-winning portrayal of kindergarten instructor Barbara Howard on ABC’s Abbott Elementary an Emmy award final yr.

Sheryl Lee Ralph, left, with "dream girl" Co-stars Deborah Burrell and Loretta Devine in 1981.
Sheryl Lee Ralph, left, with Dreamgirls co-stars Deborah Burrell and Loretta Devine in 1981.

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Her Tremendous Bowl efficiency can be a possibility for the world to acknowledge her less-heralded musical skills. Previous to her tv fame, the actress acquired acclaim — and a Tony nomination — for Origin of the position of Deena Jones within the Broadway musicals”dream woman‘ in 1981.

Tremendous Bowl 2023, to be held in Glendale, Arizona, is shaping as much as be a must-see TV night time for music followers and sports activities lovers alike.

Along with Ralph’s efficiency, viewers can count on to listen to Chris Stapleton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds Singing the nationwide anthem and “America the Lovely”. And megastars (and Oscar nominated) Rihanna will launch her much-anticipated musical comeback tonight halftime present Actor.