By Matthew Blank
28 Feb 2012
The 7 PM concert was hosted by Julie Halston, who joined the cast of Roundabout's Anything Goes earlier this year.
Directed by Carl Andress, the evening featured Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon), Robert Creighton (Anything Goes), Lindsay Mendez (Godspell), Betsy Wolfe (Encores! Merrily We Roll Along), Tony nominee Adam Pascal (Rent, Memphis), Heidi Blickenstaff (The Addams Family, [title of show]), Julia Murney (Queen of the Mist, Wicked) and Darlene Love (Hollywood Bowl's Hairspray). Seth Rudetsky conducted his seminar on the art of Broadway belting. Jesse Kissel was musical director.
Halston is a spokeswoman and activist for Pulmonary Fibrosis ever since her husband (broadcaster Ralph Howard) was diagnosed with the disease in 2008.
All funds go toward The Michael Kuchwara Fund for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, Education and Advocacy in honor of the late and beloved Associated Press theatre critic and reporter.