DeGeneres Makes Surprise Broadway Debut

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September 8, 2010 | 2:50pm EST

Comedienne Ellen Degeneres stunned New York theatregoers on Tuesday night when she made her Broadway debut with a surprise cameo in hit musical Promises, Promises.
The funnywoman, 52, hit the stage as a nurse in the first act of the play, which stars Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth.

But DeGeneres’ brief appearance was only a one-off – the stint was filmed for the new season of her U.S. talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which returns to the air next week.