Jordan, Tartaglia and Ruth to Be Judges on "Got Talent?" Panel

News   Jordan, Tartaglia and Ruth to Be Judges on "Got Talent?" Panel Leslie Jordan (Southern Baptist Sissies), John Tartaglia (Avenue Q) and sex therapist and radio personality Dr. Ruth have joined the panel of judges who will preside over the grand finale of "Got Talent?," a benefit for QSAC, a talent agency for people with autism.

The event will be held May 24 at the Times Square Arts Center.

Semifinals will take place April 27 at the East Vig lounge. According to press notes, "'Got Talent?' is currently accepting submissions from singers, musicians, comedians, poets, and magicians."

In addition to Jordan, Tartaglia and Dr. Ruth, the judges include James Blueweiss, Larry Burnett, Bruce Robert Harris, Rachel Hoffman, Britney Houston, Terri Klausner, Brian J. Nash, Walton Nunez, Jason B. Schmidt and James Washington.


Jordan's solo show My Trip Down the Pink Carpet will open April 14 at the Midtown Theater. An Emmy winner for his recurring guest appearance on "Will and Grace," he has also appeared on television in "Ugly Betty," "Boston Legal," and "Reba," in addition to the film and television series of "Sordid Lives."

Tartaglia's Imaginocean will begin March 17 at New World Stages. In addition to Avenue Q, for which he was Tony-nominated, Tartaglia's stage credits include Shrek and Beauty and the Beast. Television credits include "Johnny and the Sprites." 
 For more information visit www.qsac.com/talent.

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