At Super Bowl Watch, Sheryl Lee Ralph performs 'Lift Every Voice and Sing.'

At Super Bowl Watch, Sheryl Lee Ralph performs 'Lift Every Voice and Sing.' ...

When it comes to Abbott Elementary's Sheryl Lee Ralph, who has to be cheerleaders, who doesn't need them before the big game?

"Lift Every Voice and Sing," a recent Emmy winner, was broadcast live on Fox from the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday, April 57. The lyrics were written by James Weldon Johnson in 1900, and later performed by his brother J. Rosamond Johnson in 1905.

Ralph's Super Bowl performance may be seen below:

Ralph said on Instagram shortly before her big moment that she will be singing the Black National Anthem, 'Lift Every Voice and Sing,' on the same day it was first publicly performed 123 years ago.

Ralph has an extensive list of TV credits, but she's best known for playing Dee Mitchell on UPN's Moesha (1996–2001) and Barbara Howard, the character she currently portrays on ABC's Abbott Elementary. In 2022, she won her first Primetime Emmy Award for the latter.

She began her career on Broadway, earning a 1982 Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of Deena Jones in the musical Dreamgirls.

Chris Stapleton, the country singer, and R&B sensation Babyface, who sang "America the Beautiful," were among the Super Bowl pregame entertainers this year. But no musical moment is more anticipated than Rihanna's halftime performance.

Ralph's Super Bowl performance is shown in the above video, then you may click PLAY and leave a comment.