Special guests for the evening will include Purlie Tony Award winner Melba Moore, Emmy Award-winning "All My Children" star Susan Lucci, dance diva Pepper Mashay, comedian Kim Cea and illusionist Asi Wind as well as Hedda Lettuce, Josh Zuckerman and Destiny. Shawn Gough will be the musical director for the evening.
Melba Moore was last on Broadway in Les Misérables portraying the ill fated Fantine. A singer with a multi-octave range, Moore began her career as a back-up singer for the likes of Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick and Liza Minnelli. Her work in the original company of Hair led to her Tony winning role in Purlie, and since then Moore has performed in concert arenas throughout the world. Her R&B hits include “I Am His Lady,” “Falling” and “Read My Lips,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Moore was also recently seen in the Paramount film “The Fighting Temptations.”
Best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Erica Kane on ABC-TV's "All My Children," Susan Lucci made her Broadway debut in the revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun during Bernadette Peters' vacation.
Caroline's is located at 1626 Broadway, between 49th and 50th Streets. There is a $20 cover charge and a two-drink minimum; call (212) 757-4100 for reservations. Visit www.carolines.com or www.scottnevins.com for more information.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Little Flower Children's Services of New York.