The black-tie event, which celebrates the tenth anniversary of Equality California, will be held Feb. 9 at San Francisco City Hall. The evening will honor Evan Wolfson, founder and executive director of Freedom to Marry; and Theresa Sparks, president of the San Francisco Police Commission. York will perform a selection of tunes from her recent cabaret act, For the Love of It. The evening begins at 6 PM with a silent auction and entertainment by the a capella group m-pact, followed by a gourmet dinner by Paula LeDuc at 7 PM, the awards ceremony, a performance by York at 8:30 PM and an after-party with DJ Luke Johnstone at 9 PM.
Rachel York, who was recently seen in the national tour of Camelot, was last on Broadway in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. A Drama Desk Award-winning actress, York's additional stage credits include Sly Fox; Dessa Rose; Kiss Me, Kate; City of Angels; Les Misérables; The Scarlet Pimpernel; and Victor/Victoria. York also appeared as Reno Sweeney in the Reprise! staging of Anything Goes, as Mother in the Paper Mill Playhouse mounting of Ragtime, and she portrayed television legend Lucille Ball in the CBS movie "Lucy." Her debut solo recording is titled "Let's Fall in Love."
Tickets to the 2008 San Francisco Equality Awards are available by visiting the Equality California website, www.eqca.org.