The evening of show tunes, R&B, gospel and pop classics is also set to feature Hamilton's Renee Elise Goldsberry along with Tony winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Telly Leung (Allegiance), Eden Espinosa (Wicked), Tony nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis), Jarrod Spector (Beautiful), Adam Pascal (Rent), Joshua Henry (Porgy and Bess) and Marcus Paul James (The Wiz Live). Music direction is by James Sampliner (Prince of Broadway), with all proceeds going towards providing music to youth in underserved communities.
Founded in 1994 by Tony nominee McElroy, the Grammy-nominated BIV is a gospel choir ensemble made up of actors and musicians from a host of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, including Hamilton leading lady Goldsberry. "There's something that we as a group do when we come together, with gospel that I think is a revelation in this community," says Goldsberry in the Kickstarter video for the group's second holiday album, "Great Joy II: Around the World." "That's not all that this group does. This group is called to bring a level of excellence in terms of the arrangements and the performing and just the spirit with which we handle the material and the spirit with which we share it." View the video here.
For information and to purchase tickets to the February concert, visit BroadwayInspirationalVoices.org.