Tartaglia to Host "Got Talent?" Grand Finale; Jordan Among the Judges

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Tony and Emmy Award nominee John Tartaglia will host the grand finale of "Got Talent?," a benefit for QSAC, a talent agency for people with autism. The event will take place May 24 at 6 PM in the Times Square Arts Center.

The panel of judges will include Leslie Jordan, an Emmy winner for "Will and Grace" who is currently appearing in My Trip Down the Pink Carpet at the Midtown Theater; sex therapist and radio personality Dr. Ruth; and casting director Rachel Hoffman, of Telsey and Co.

Martha Wash, an original member of the disco group The Weather Girls, who were Grammy-nominated for "It's Raining Men," will perform.

Twelve finalists will take part in the competition. Semifinals took place April 27. Each finalist has a webpage to collect additional votes and raise funds for QSAC; each vote costs a dollar.

Tartaglia created Imaginocean, which is currently playing New World Stages. Other stage credits include Avenue Q (Tony nomination), Shrek and Beauty and the Beast. Television credits include the Emmy-nominated "Johnny and the Sprites."

The Times Square Arts Center is located at 668 Eighth Avenue. For tickets ($25 to $150), more information and to vote online, visit wsac.com/talent.

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