Broadway wants you to get out and vote. #BeltTheVote, a nonpartisan social media campaign comprised of actors, theatres, schools, and varied artistic communities, provides the theatre community with the tools and information needed to register to vote, inspiring them to use their democratic power November 6.
Coordinated by Rory O’Malley (Tony-nominated star of The Book of Mormon and Hamilton) and with the support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, #BeltTheVote will hold voter registration events in theatres and schools nationwide from September 22–29, during When We All Vote’s National Week of Action.
Broadway stars will also connect with their hometowns and alma maters to encourage everyone to vote, as well as engage with audiences over social media.
According to O’Malley, “America’s theatre community knows how to project its voice on stage, but this November 6, we have to carry our voice all the way to the voting booth… It’s a movement to remind our community that being a good artist means being a good citizen. We have to vote on November 6 and in every election to represent our fellow theatre nerds of America!”
Broadway stars, including Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon), Sara Bareilles (Waitress), Tony winner Katrina Lenk (The Band’s Visit), Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, In The Heights), Joshua Henry (Carousel), Mean Girls' Rick Younger and Grey Henson, and Be More Chill trio Will Roland, George Salazar, and Jason Tam (Be More Chill), appear in the video PSA above, urging everyone to keep registration deadlines in mind and vote in November.