Jane Lynch Hosts TrevorLIVE New York, Featuring Tony Winner Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells and More, June 17

By Michael Gioia
17 Jun 2013

Billy Porter
Billy Porter
Photo by Monica Simoes

TrevorLIVE New York, The Trevor Project's annual event that brings together entertainers, advocates and corporate leaders to support the organization's work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in crisis, is held June 17 at Chelsea Piers in New York.

"Glee" star Jane Lynch, who can currently be seen in the Broadway revival of Annie, hosts TrevorLIVE, which features performances and appearances from Kinky Boots Tony Award winner Billy Porter, Sara Bareilles, DJ Kiss, Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon), Bravo's Andy Cohen, Cuba Gooding, Jr. (The Trip to Bountiful), Dallas Roberts ("The Walking Dead"), Gabourey Sidibe ("Precious"), Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley ("The Jersey Shore"), Joy Bryant ("Parenthood"), Jessica Sanchez ("American Idol"), Julie Halston (Anything Goes), Meghan McCain, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi ("The Jersey Shore") Olivia Thirlby, Tammy Blanchard (Gyspy), Willie Garson ("Sex and the City") and the PS 22 Chorus.

Michael Wilson, who was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for his direction of The Trip to Bountiful, is the special guest director of the show — presented by Audi of America and Wells Fargo.

"I am so thrilled to be hosting TrevorLIVE New York and proud to be part of such a worthwhile cause!" said host Lynch in an earlier statement. "The Trevor Project is a beacon of hope for so many through their tireless advocacy and outreach — it's an honor to help bring attention to all that they do."



"I'm honored to be a part of TrevorLIVE New York this year," added director Wilson. "It's an added bonus to work with the always entertaining Jane Lynch! There's no doubt in my mind that she'll bring her own flair to the show."

The Trevor Project's signature annual event, according to press notes, "brings together top entertainers, advocates and corporate leaders to support the organization's life-saving, life-affirming work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in crisis."

Cindy McCain will be honored at the event with the Trevor Hero Award, to be presented by her daughter Meghan McCain. Openly gay mountaineer Cason Crane will be honored with the Trevor Youth Innovator Award, and Wells Fargo will be honored with the Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24. For more information, visit TheTrevorProject.org.

For more information and tickets, visit TheTrevorProject.org/TrevorLiveNY.