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We've compiled a list of famous names who love a piano!
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This month we're celebrating the piano. Continuing a summer tradition, Sing For Hope has brought back its free public pianos around New York City, including the Playbill piano located in Times Square at 44th Street. Our piano is designed to celebrate the joy of the Broadway community. And naturally, our list of piano-playing celebrities features many stars of stage and screen. Take a look!

Anthony Hopkins
Hopkins may be well known for his acting chops today, but he has played piano since childhood. He has composed and released music of his own, fulfilling a dream of his to be a professional musician.

Sean Hayes
In Hayes’ earlier career, he worked as a classical pianist. He also composed original music for a production of Antigone at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.

Dakota Fanning
Fanning, who is known for her roles in Charlotte’s Web and The Twilight Saga, has played piano in numerous television appearances.

Simon Helberg
The Big Bang Theory’s Helberg played jazz piano throughout high school and still considers himself a well-versed pianist. He used his skills in the 2014 film We’ll Never Have Paris.

Channing Tatum
The Magic Mike actor put learning piano on his list of 2017 New Year’s Resolutions and took to Twitter in early 2017 to post a video of his progress.

Clint Eastwood
The Hollywood icon is known for his films, but he is also a composer and a jazz aficionado. He scores many of his movies and can professionally play piano.

Holly Hunter
Hunter, who won an Academy Award for her performance in The Piano, performed all of her pieces throughout the film.

Timothée Chalamet
The star of the Academy Award-winning Call Me By Your Name played piano growing up but stopped. He picked up the skill again for Call Me By Your Name and continues to play.

Condoleezza Rice
The former U.S. Secretary of State previously studied piano professionally starting at the age of 15, but changed her career. She still plays piano and even performed with Yo-Yo Ma in concert at Washington’s Constitution Hall.

John Cena
The 16-time WWE World Champion and actor also has pianist on his already extensive list of talents. He stopped by Vice in promotion of his film Blockers, where he played a transcription of the song "Where Is My Mind?" by The Pixies.

Jonathan Stewart
The running back for the North Carolina Panthers is as skilled with piano as he is with a football, and recently performed at the NFL talent show Most Valuable Performer.

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