judy garland end of the rainbow tracie bennett Judy Garland in 'End of the Rainbow' featured at Tony Awards 2012The 2012 Tony Awards coincided nicely with the late Judy Garland’s 90th birthday – the “Wizard of Oz” star was born June 10, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

During the Tonys broadcast, as part of highlighting the best plays of the season, Tracie Bennett performed “Clang Clang Clang (Went the Trolley),” one of Garland’s big numbers from “Meet Me in St. Louis.” Bennett is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her portrayal of Garland.

We’ll post video of the performance just as soon as we have it. And a happy birthday to the late Ms. Garland.