Tony Winners Christine Ebersole and Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform at Hillman Cancer Center Gala Oct. 19

News   Tony Winners Christine Ebersole and Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform at Hillman Cancer Center Gala Oct. 19 Tony Award winners Christine Ebersole and Brian Stokes Mitchell perform at the 2011 Hillman Cancer Center Gala, presented by RWS and Associates Entertainment, Inc., Oct. 19 at the Consol Energy Center.

Tony Award winner Michele Pawk (Crazy For You, Chicago) will lead the evening as the mistess of ceremonies.

The annual event, set to begin at 5:30 PM, benefits cancer research and patient care at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC Cancer Centers. The event, according to press notes, "brings friends and supporters of the Hillman Cancer Center together for a night of hope and inspiration as they celebrate achievements in field and envision a future without cancer."

Ebersole won Tony Awards for her performances in 42nd Street and Grey Gardens. She has also been seen in Camelot, Oklahoma!, Dinner at Eight and Blithe Spirit. Her film credits include "Amadeus," "Tootsie," "Richie Rich" and "Confessions of a Shopaholic."

Stokes Mitchell won the Tony Award for his performance in Kiss Me, Kate. He has also been seen in Man of La Mancha, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime and King Hedley II. His film and television appearances include "Frasier," "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," "Trapper John, MD" and "Crossing Jordan."

As one of only 39 comprehensive cancer centers in the country, UPCI offers programs and services in scientific research, psychosocial care, prevention, detection, treatment, outreach and education. The Consol Energy Center is located at 1001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, visit hillmangala.org.

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