In addition to von Essen (Xanadu), Umphress (American Idiot), Cates (Wicked), Bradford (Scottsboro Boys) and Sumonsky (South Pacific), Brent Black (Mamma Mia!), Carole J. Bufford, Anthony CeFala (Mamma Mia!), Felicity Claire (Mamma Mia!), Stacia Fernandez (Drowsy Chaperone, Mamma Mia!), Rashad Naylor (Jersey Boys), Sara Schmidt (Jersey Boys) and composer Bobby Cronin.
MAC Award winner Steven Ray Watkins serves as musical director.
The Metropolitan Room is located in Manhattan at 34 West 22nd Street. There is a $20 cover charge and a two-drink minimum; call (212) 206-0440 for reservations.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's largest industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. Since its founding in 1988 the organization has distributed over $150 million for services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses. For more information call (212) 840-0770 or visit www.bcefa.org.