The 6:30 PM event recognizes positive and inclusive depictions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the media. Martin (upcoming Broadway Evita revival) is begin presented with the Vito Russo Award and Russell Simmons with the Excellence in Media Award.
Two-time Tony Award nominee Patrick Wilson (Oklahoma!, "Angels in America") and Wilson Cruz (Rent) are among the presenters. Special guests include Tina Fey, the Fabulous Beekman Boys, Jane Velez-Mitchell and DJ Tracy Young. Cirque du Soleil is set to perform.
As previously reported, Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked and Promises, Promises) will be honored April 10 at the Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel.
A selection of the nominees follow:
Outstanding Drama Series
"Brothers & Sisters"
"Pretty Little Liars"
"True Blood" Outstanding Comedy Series
"United States of Tara"
Outstanding Los Angeles Theater
Dr. Cerberus by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa
Haram Iran by Jay Paul Deratany
Revolver by Chris Phillips
Something Happened by L. Trey Wilson
The Twentieth-Century Way by Tom Jacobson
Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway
In the Wake by Lisa Kron
The Kid, book by Michael Zam, lyrics by Jack Lechner, music by Andy Monroe
Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl
The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell
Secrets of the Trade by Jonathan Tolins
Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway
Lay of the Land by Tim Miller
Let Them Eat Cake by Holly Hughes, Megan Carney and Moe Angelos
This One Girl's Story, book by Bil Wright, music and lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney
Vaginal Davis Is Speaking from the Diaphragm by Vaginal Davis
When Last We Flew by Harrison David Rivers
The GLAAD Media Awards "recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives."
For a complete list of nominees, visit GLAAD.org/mediaawards.