Honoring with Pride, according to press notes, is held each year to "pay tribute to those individuals who have played a significant role in the gay and lesbian community's historic response to the HIV/AIDS crisis." The year's honorees include David Barr, Liz Smith and Barbara Starrett, M.D. Among those scheduled to present awards are Liza Minnelli, Peter Staley and New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. The evening will also boast a performance by All Shook Up's Cheyenne Jackson.
The festivities will kick off at 6:30 PM with cocktails, followed by the seated dinner, awards presentation and performance at 8 PM.
Cheyenne Jackson, who was seen in the film "United 93," has appeared on Broadway in All Shook Up, Aida and Thoroughly Modern Millie. He starred in the premiere cast of Altar Boyz, and his regional credits include West Side Story, The Most Happy Fella, Children of Eden, Hair, Carousel, Damn Yankees and Kismet. Jackson is a member of the Broadway Inspirational Voices and was recently seen Off-Broadway in The Agony and the Agony.
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