The evening at the famed jazz club Birdland is titled Lights, Broadway, Action! Show time is 7 PM. Michele Lee made her Broadway debut in Vintage '60 followed by How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Bravo Giovanni, Seesaw and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. She was Tony-nominated for her work in Seesaw and Allergist's Wife. Lee is perhaps best known for her Emmy-nominated role on the CBS nighttime serial "Knots Landing."
The Actors Fund, which was founded in 1882, is a non-profit organization that provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals. Some of the many programs The Actors Fund provides include a nursing home and assisted living care facility; senior and disabled programs; mental health services; chemical dependency services; entertainment industry assistance programs; the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative; the AIDS Initiative; and supportive housing on both coasts. For more information visit www.actorsfund.org.
Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Tickets, priced $40 and $75 (VIP seating), are available by calling (212) 581-3080 or by visiting www.birdlandjazz.com. There is also a $10 food/drink minimum.