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.