Broadway's Leading Men Are Celebrated in BC/EFA Benefit Concert April 21

News   Broadway's Leading Men Are Celebrated in BC/EFA Benefit Concert April 21 The Leading Men III — a benefit concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS — will be presented April 21 at Birdland. Avenue Q Tony nominee and forthcoming Shrek the Musical star John Tartaglia hosts.

John Tartaglia
John Tartaglia

The 7 PM concert features direction by Alan Muraoka and musical direction by Seth Rudetsky. Wayman Wong, who originated and wrote "The Leading Men" column for Playbill.com from 2003-2006, produces.

The celebration of male singers and actors from Broadway and cabaret boasts the talents of Tom Andersen, Skylar Astin, David Burnham, Jim Caruso, Jonathan Groff, Aaron Lazar, Norm Lewis, Michael McElroy, Skie Ocasio, Sean Palmer, Aaron Ramey, Robb Sapp, Benjamin Schrader, Christopher Sieber, Marcus Simeone, Bobby Steggert and Jim Walton.

Concertgoers can expect to hear Jim Walton and Michael McElroy re-creating songs they originated on New York stages: Walton will sing Merrily We Roll Along's "Not a Day Goes By," and McElroy will perform Violet's "Let It Sing."

Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street.

Although the concert is sold out, there may be a limited number of $35 bar seats sold at the door.

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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's largest industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. Since its founding in 1988 the organization has distributed over $130 million for services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses. For more information visit www.BroadwayCares.org.

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