Democratic Convention Day 2: Meryl Streep, Debra Messing, Alicia Keys to Take the Stage

The City of Brotherly Love gets a taste of Hollywood as DNC makes Hillary Clinton its official nominee

Last Updated: July 26, 2016 @ 3:15 PM

After a rowdy first day which ended with a roaring speech by First Lady Michelle Obama, the Democratic National Convention gets down to business on Tuesday as delegates prepare to make history.

The day will start with a roll call vote as Democrats officially make Hillary Clinton the first female presidential nominee from any major party.

The big speaker of the night is Bill Clinton, delivering his 10th consecutive convention address.

But before the former Commander-in-Chief makes a case for his wife’s presidency, expect some high-caliber Hollywood stars to serve as ratings magnets.

Actress Elizabeth Banks will serve as host for the evening. She will be joined by  a cadre of Clinton celebrity backers, including Tony Goldwyn, who plays fictional president Fitzgerald Grant in ABC juggernaut “Scandal;” “Will & Grace” star Debra Messing; “Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham; America Ferrera; Erika Alexander (“The Cosby Show,” “Living Single”) and Meryl Streep, who will introduce a film.  Singers Andra Day and Alicia Keys will perform.

Here is the primetime schedule for Day 2, according to the Clinton campaign:

5:00 – 7:00 PM (ET)

Nominating Speeches and Roll Call Vote

Gov. Terry McAuliffe
Remarks

7:00 – 10:00 PM (ET)

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Women of the House
Remarks

Former State Senator Jason Carter
Remarks introducing Video Message

President Jimmy Carter
Video Message

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer
Remarks

Elizabeth Banks
Host for the evening

FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: KIDS AND FAMILIES

Thaddeus Desmond
Remarks
Desmond is a child advocate social worker in Philadelphia

Dynah Haubert
Remarks
Haubert is a lawyer who works for a disability rights organization

Kate Burdick
Remarks
Burdick is a staff attorney at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia

Anton Moore
Remarks
Moore founded and runs a non-profit community group that strives to bring awareness and educate youth on gun violence

Dustin Parsons
Remarks
Parsons is a 5th grade teacher in Arkansas

Daniele Mellott
Remarks
Mellott and husband Mark’s adoption of their son was made possible through the 1997 Adoption and Safe Families Act that Hillary championed as First Lady.

Jelani Freeman
Remarks
Freeman grew up in foster care and is a former intern in Hillary Clinton’s Senate office. Since receiving his law degree, he has worked to bring opportunity to kids at risk.

Democratic National Committee Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation Donna Brazile
Remarks

Eagle Academy Principal and Students
Remarks
As a senator, Hillary Clinton supported the creation of the Eagle Academy to educate at-risk youth in New York City.

FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: SOCIAL JUSTICE

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
Remarks

Pittsburgh Chief of Police Cameron McLay
Remarks

Tony Goldwyn
Remarks

Mothers of the Movement
Remarks
Sybrina Fulton, Geneva Reed-Veal, Lucy McBath, Gwen Carr, Cleopatra Pendelton, Maria Hamilton, Lezley McSpadden, and Wanda Johnson

Andra Day
Performance

FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: WOMEN AND FAMILIES

President of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cecile Richards
Remarks

America Fererra and Lena Dunham
Remarks

Mayor of Columbia (SC) Steve Benjamin
Remarks

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
Remarks

Debra Messing
Introduction

FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: STANDING UP FOR 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS & SURVIVORS

Joe Sweeney
Remarks
Sweeney was a detective with the NYPD on September 11, 2001. When the towers were hit, he rushed down to the World Trade Center and began digging through the rubble for survivors.

Lauren Manning
Remarks
Manning spent more than six months in the hospital after 9/11 recovering from severe burns. As senator, Hillary Clinton helped Lauren get the care she needed.

U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley
Remarks

FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: HEALTH CARE

Erika Alexander
Introduction of Speaker

Ryan Moore
Remarks
Ryan has spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia dwarfism and has known Hillary Clinton since 1994 when they met during the fight for health care reform. Ryan has stayed in contact with Hillary ever since.

Howard Dean
Remarks

FIGHTS OF HER LIFE: SECRETARY OF STATE

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
Remarks

Ima Matul
Remarks
Sex Trafficking Survivor & Advocate

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
Remarks

10:00 – 11:00 PM (EDT)

President Bill Clinton
Remarks

Meryl Streep
Introduction of Film

Alicia Keys
Performance