Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Anthony Rapp Take Part in Trevor Live Benefit June 25; Susan Sarandon Honored

The Trevor Project Board of Directors and event co-chairs Bill Veloric and Keola Whittaker present Trevor Live, the Trevor Project's annual benefit, June 25 at New York City's Chelsea Piers (Pier 60). Drama Desk nominee Susan Sarandon receives the 2012 Trevor Hero Award.

Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

Tony Award winner Michael Mayer is the special guest director of Trevor Live, which  features appearances by "Smash" star Debra Messing, The Best Man's Eric McCormack, Anthony Rapp ( Rent), news anchor Thomas Roberts and Tony nominee Stanley Tucci ( Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune). Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff and their band, fun., headline the event.

The evening, which features a two-hour performance beginning at 8 PM, honors Renae Cartwright and Jeremiah Beaverly with the Colin Higgins Youth Courage Award and MTV with the Trevor 2020 Award. Sarandon, who has been seen on Broadway in Exit the King and An Evening with Richard Nixon and..., is this year's recipient of the annual Trevor Hero Award.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. For more information, visit

Director Mayer won the Tony Award in 2007 for Spring Awakening and was nominated for his work on Thoroughly Modern Millie; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; and A View From the Bridge. His other Broadway credits include Triumph of Love, Side Man, Uncle Vanya and the 2011 revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, among others. For more on his theatrical history, visit the Playbill Vault.

For more information on Trevor Live, click here.