The View: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Sheryl Lee Ralph (ABC, June 5, 2024)

The View

On Wednesday, June 5, 2024, The View will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit with a special reunion event. The show will feature original cast members, performances, surprises, and more.

Whoopi Goldberg, an American actor, comedian, author, and television personality, will join the celebration. Goldberg, known for her roles in The Color Purple, Ghost, and Sister Act, is one of only 19 entertainers to win the EGOT—an Emmy, a Grammy, an Academy Award, and a Tony. She portrayed Sister Mary Clarence in Sister Act and its sequel, becoming the highest-paid actress at the time.

Kathy Najimy, an actress, producer, and writer, will also be part of the reunion. Najimy is known for her role as Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act and its sequel, as well as for voicing Peggy Hill in King of the Hill.

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Wendy Makkena, an accomplished actress, musician, and entrepreneur, will join her former cast members. Makkena, a Juilliard-trained harpist, is known for her roles in Sister Act and Sister Act 2, as well as her appearances in NCIS, The Good Wife, and Law & Order.

Sheryl Lee Ralph, an American actress and singer, will be part of the reunion as well. Ralph portrayed Florence Watson, the mother of Rita Louise Watson, in Sister Act 2. She has also appeared in The Mighty Quinn, Mistress, and The Distinguished Gentleman, and currently stars as Barbara Howard on the ABC mockumentary sitcom Abbott Elementary, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award.

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The show will also welcome Marc Shaiman, a film and TV composer, record producer, arranger, songwriter, pianist, and vocalist. Shaiman has worked on various projects, including Mary Poppins Returns and the Broadway musical Hairspray.

Additionally, the event will feature Mervyn Warren, a five-time Grammy Award winner and ten-time Grammy nominee. Warren has composed for films such as The Wedding Planner, A Walk to Remember, and The Preacher’s Wife, and has worked with artists like Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Queen Latifah.

The View airs weekdays at 11:00 a.m. on ABC.

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