The May 29 benefit — which will also celebrate Michael DeSisto’s 64th birthday — at New York City’s Laura Belle Restaurant will feature performances by original Annie star Andrea McArdle, recent Mamma Mia! singer-actress Karen Mason, and cabaret’s K.T. Sullivan, who starred in the 1995 revival of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Others scheduled to entertain include Michael Amante, Hal Bynum, Les Paul, Charlie Callas, Pat Cooper, Mickey Freemen, Soupy Sales, Lou Christie, Tommy James, David Clayton Thomas, Kenny Vance & The Planotones, The Amazing Kreskin, Steve Lippia, The Peter Karp Band, Jim Trainer, Diane Schwartz, Frankie Hudak, Kim Cea, Rio Clemente, The Ernie Savage Orchestra and the DeSisto Performing Arts Kids. The DeSisto School is located in the Berskhire region of Western Massachusetts. A therapeutic boarding school, the institution specializes in helping troubled students by providing “a safe, structured environment that pushes [them] to confront the emotional issues that lead them to acting out.” For more information, visit www.desistoschool.com.
Laura Belle is located in New York City at 120 West 43rd Street. Cocktails are scheduled for 6:30 PM with dinner and show beginning at 7:30 PM. Tickets, priced at $250 (per person) or $2,500 (corporate table), are available by calling (212)369-9239.