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Hot Clip of the Day: "This Is Halloween!" James Monroe Iglehart Sings "Oogie Boogie’s Song" From THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

October 8th, 2020 by

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Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.

"Oogie Boogie's Song" from The Nightmare Before Christmas (James Monroe Iglehart)


Ulterior Motives: Thanks to Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart - "This Is Halloween" this year! The Actors Fund and The Lymphoma Research Foundation announced an exciting Halloween night concert on Saturday, October 31st at 7pm EST of The Nightmare Before Christmas. James is presenting this special concert benefit in cooperation with Tim Burton, Danny Elfman and Disney Music Group. According to the website, the cast will be "using only items and clothing found around their house combined with their imaginations, will bring this delightful evening of music, storytelling and Halloween fun to life for one-night-only." Along with Iglehart, theatre fans can expect Danny Burstein, Rafael Casal, Lesli Margherita, Rob McClure, Nik Walker and Adrienne Warren. For more info on how to watch this concert benefit, head to The Actors Fund page.

Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: How amazing to see James take on this Danny Elfman track from the film's soundtrack. The song was originated by another Broadway vet, Ken Page of Cats and Ain't Misbehavin'. James delivers a super charming version of Oogie Boogie's number. Our ultimate moment is when he calls out to the audience to help out with some background vocals at 0:57. Oh! Then there's 1:37 where he really gets to show off his fantastic voice! Awesome performance, James - we can't wait to see you and your pals this Halloween!