Cho, Foa, Reilly, Janney, Harris and More Featured in Shaiman's Prop 8—The Musical Video

By Andrew Gans
03 Dec 2008

Marc Shaiman and Neil Patrick Harris in Prop 8—The Musical
Marc Shaiman and Neil Patrick Harris in Prop 8—The Musical

Prop 8—The Musical, a new music video satirizing Prop 8 — the California ballot proposition that amended the state Constitution to restrict the definition of marriage to a union between a man and a woman — is now available for on-line viewing.

Conceived and written by Hairspray Tony winner Marc Shaiman, the three-minute video was directed and staged by Adam Shankman, who helmed the "Hairspray" movie musical.

The video also boasts an array of theatre and stage stars: The "California Gays and The People That Love Them" are played by Jordan Ballard, Margaret Cho, Barrett Foa, J.B. Ghuman, John Hill, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Rashad Naylor and Nicole Parker.

The "Proposition 8'ers and The People That Follow Them" include John C. Reilly as Prop 8 Leader; Allison Janney as Prop 8 Leader's #1 Wife; Kathy Najimy as Prop 8 Leader's #2 Wife; Jenifer Lewis as Riffing Prop 8'er; Craig Robinson as A Preacher; and Rashida Jones, Lake Bell and Sarah Chalke as Scary Catholic School Girls From Hell.

Jack Black plays Jesus Christ and Neil Patrick Harris is a Very Smart Fellow with Katharine "Kooks" Leonard, Seth Morris, Denise "Esi!" Piane, Lucian Piane, Richard Read, Seth Redford, Quinton Strack and Tate Taylor as The Frightened Villagers.



Shankman, Shaiman (who is featured on piano) and Mike Farah produced the video, which was edited by Bradly Schulz and Drew Antzis.

To view the video click here.