Divas on Hudson to Feature Huffman, Pasquale and the Callaways

News   Divas on Hudson to Feature Huffman, Pasquale and the Callaways Several theatre favorites will take part in the annual Divas on Hudson fundraiser May 20.

The fundraiser for the Hudson Stage Company will feature the talents of Liz Callaway, Ann Hampton Callaway, Steven Pasquale and Tony Award winner Cady Huffman. The benefit evening will begin at 7 PM with a picnic on the grounds of the Holden property in Croton on Hudson. The concert featuring Broadway performers will follow.

A silent auction will also be part of the festivities. Items include vacation homes, Broadway tickets and meals at top restaurants.

Liz Callaway, most recently on Broadway in The Look of Love, made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, and she also took part in the anniversary concert of that musical. For her work in the musical Baby, she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and her other Broadway credits include The Three Musketeers, Miss Saigon and Cats. Callaway's solo recordings include "The Beat Goes On," "Anywhere I Wander—Liz Callaway Sings Frank Loesser" and "The Story Goes On."

Not only a singer, Ann Hampton Callaway is also an acclaimed songwriter, whose works have been performed by Barbra Streisand, Patti LuPone and dozens of others. For her Broadway debut in Swing!, Callaway garnered a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and her many recordings include "Ann Hampton Callaway," "Bring Back Romance," "To Ella with Love" and "After Ours." Callaway is also a recipient of 14 Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Awards.

Steven Pasquale appeared at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater in the limited engagement of A Man of No Importance, where he stopped the show nightly with the rousing “The Streets of Dublin.” He earned a Drama Desk nomination and an Outer Critics Circle nomination for that performance. Pasquale’s other theatrical credits include Fat Pig, Beautiful Child, Spinning Into Butter, Rumpelstiltskin, The Spitfire Grill, The Wild Party, Miss Saigon, West Side Story, The Light in the Piazza and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. On screen he has been seen in "Rescue Me," “Vanilla Sky” and “Six Feet Under.” Pasquale was also a part of A Soldier's Play at Second Stage and the benefit concert of The Secret Garden. Cady Huffman won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her performance in The Producers. She was Tony-nominated for her work in The Will Rogers Follies and was also seen on Broadway in Big Deal. Her television credits include "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Law & Order," "Frasier," "One Life to Live." Among Huffman's film credits are "Sunday on the Rocks" and "Romance & Cigarettes."

Tickets, priced at $100, include performance, wine, cheese, dessert and coffee. For more information call (914) 271-2811 or visit www.hudsononstage.com.

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Hudson Stage Company is a professional non-profit theatre located in Westchester County, NY.