By Andrew Gans
20 Jun 2012
The concert, which benefits the Hetrick-Martin Institute, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City and Broadway Sings for Pride, will begin at 7 PM. The evening will feature songs from Broadway and pop, as well as stories of LGBT pride as told by celebrities, activists and the TADA! Youth Theater.
Guest speakers scheduled to appear include Chaz Bono, Carla Hall, Miss New York 2011 Kaitlin Monte, Chris March, Mike Ruiz, Phillip P. Keene, Laverne Cox, Christina Bennett Lind, Mr. Gay World USA Tennessee Vincent Leggett, the Imperial Court of New York’s Emperor Ritz Kraka, Empress Witti Repartee & President Gary Cosgrove, AJ Mattioli and James Neiley.
The concert will also feature the talents of Anthony Fedorov, Eric Millegan, Dani Atkinson, Guto Bittencourt, Chris Brick, Russell Fischer, Theresa Fowler, Diego Funes, Elissa Goldstein, Andre' Jordan, Kyle Kleiboeker, Mary Lahti, Rebecca Larkin, Matt Leisy, Aaron J. Libby, Anthony Lee Medina, Rebecca McBee, Michael Munoz, Christine Nolan, Garry Novikoff, Athena Reich, T. Oliver Reid, Max Rhyser, Matthew Riordan, Angelo Rios, Brian Charles Rooney, Fred Ross, Adam Shapiro, Marisha Wallace, What's The Benefit? inc. (Molly C. Blau, Paul Daniel Cloeter, Nicco Franklin) and TADA!'s Resident Youth Ensemble.
Neal B of www.NealB.tv will co-produce the event with Jim Lahti, in association with Artists Proof Productions. Lahti also will serve as the musical director/arranger and pianist. He will be joined by John Benthalon on acoustic and electric guitar, David Silliman on percussion and Ritt Henn on bass guitar. The technical director is Dwight Schneider.
The Mainstage Theater is located in Manhattan at 416 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue. For more tickets and information, visit http://tinyurl.com/7rkfzym or www.BwayPride.org.