As previously reported, stage and screen actors Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen, who play a dueling gay couple in the BBC comedy "Vicious," have been named the grand marshals of the 2015 New York City Pride March.
Burgess, whose Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, Jersey Boys and Guys and Dolls, will host the June 26 Pride Rally, which takes place at 7 PM on Hudson River Park's Pier 26 in Tribeca. Guest speakers at the rally will include McKellen, Jacobi, J.Christopher Neal, Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, Brooke Guinan, Adore Delano, Steve Grand, Glennda Testone, Tiq Milan, Wade Davis, Dina Delicious, Spencer West and Emma Willmann.
Grande, the pop sensation who appeared in the Broadway musical 13, will headline the June 28 Dance on the Pier fundraiser, which will also take place on Pier 26. Previous performers have included Cher, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez and Janet Jackson.
For more information, visit nycpride.org/events.