Derek Hough at Hollywood’s Night Under the Stars

On October 1st, 2016, Derek participated and performed at the “Hollywood’s Night Under the Stars” with George Clooney being the host of the evening. An event where, according to MPTF, “Guests will enjoy a food and drink festival on the MPTF campus leading up to an evening of musical performances and stories you’ll never forget, complete with a live orchestra as we honor 95 years of caring for our own.”

On his TV Guide blog, Derek gave us the first info about his performance, saying: “The theme is Old Hollywood, so I’m going to do “Singin’ in the Rain”, which I’ve done before, and also an Argentine tango. I’m cheating a little bit, but I figured it was easiest to keep it in line with what I’m already doing this week. It should be a really fun night!”

Below, we gathered pictures, videos and media surrounding Derek’s participation and performance at this event.



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Another segment related how, long before the passage of the Marriage Equality Act, the spouse of a makeup artist, who was just referred to as Bob, received financial support for groceries and rent.

That was the message of the night in the midst of Hugh Jackman singing tunes from “Les Miserables,” Derek Hough (“Dancing With the Stars”) performing “Singin’ in the Rain,” and Norm Lewis, belting out “Music of the Night” from “The Phantom of the Opera.”


Presented by AARP Foundation, American Express, Delta Air Lines and Target with in-kind support from Heineken, Monsieur Marcel, Red Truck and Sprinkles, “Hollywood’s Night Under the Stars” also has booked Matt Bomer, Yvette Nicole Brown, Michael Douglas, Derek Hough, Hugh Jackman, Norm Lewis, Jane Lynch, Johnny Mathis, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Anika Noni Rose and Catherine Zeta-Jones to appear.


George Clooney hosts Hollywood’s Night Under The Stars, an evening of musical performances and special presentations celebrating Motion Picture & Television Fund’s 95th year of helping those who entertain, October 1 at the MPTF Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills, CA.

Matt Bomer, Yvette Nicole Brown, Bryan Cranston, Loretta Devine, Michael Douglas, Kate Flannery, Derek Hough, Hugh Jackman, Zachary Levi, Norm Lewis, Jane Lynch, Johnny Mathis, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Jeremy Renner are also set to appear at the event, which is directed by Richard Jay-Alexander.


George Clooney poses alongside Michael Douglas and Hugh Jackman while attending MPTF’s 95th Anniversary Celebration ‘Hollywood’s Night Under The Stars’ on Saturday evening (October 1) in Los Angeles. The trio was joined inside by Robert Downey Jr., Bryan Cranston, Matt Bomer, Christopher Nolan, Derek Hough, Jane Lynch, and Justin Hartley.