PHOTO CALL: Caissie Levy, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Chester Gregory, Morgan James and More Remember Whitney Houston

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28 Feb 2012

A host of Broadway performers joined forces Feb. 27 to pay tribute to the late Grammy-winning artist Whitney Houston.



Broadway Remembers Whitney played Joe's Pub.



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Uzo Aduba, Julia Mattison and Morgan James
Photo by Monica Simoes



The "celebration of Whitney's life through an evening of her music, arranged in concert for, and sung by, some of Broadway's fiercest voices — voices undeniably influenced and deeply moved by Whitney's presence and her artistry" featured the talents of  Uzo Aduba (Godspell), Derrick Baskin (Memphis), Ato Blankson-Wood (Lysistrata Jones, Hair), Phillip Boykin (Porgy and Bess), Trevon Davis (Porgy and Bess), Nikkieli Demone (Rent, Ragtime), Lulu Fall (Hair), Chester Gregory (Sister Act, Tarzan), Phyre Hawkins (Hair), Morgan James (Godspell), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Catch Me If You Can), Mykal Kilgore (Hair), Kecia Lewis-Evans (Leap of Faith, The Drowsy Chaperone), Caissie Levy (Ghost), Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia!), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Emmy Raver-Lampman (Hair), Kacie Sheik (Hair), Wallace Smith (Godspell, American Idiot) and Pearl Sun (Next To Normal, Happiness) with Catherine Brookman, Nikki Kimbrough and Starr Busby.

The final performance list follows:

STAR SPANGLED BANNER (Phillip)
HOW WILL I KNOW (Kacie)
EXHALE (Derrick)
RUN TO YOU (Jay)
I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (Caissie)
QUEEN OF THE NIGHT (Wallace/Douglas/Ato)
POWER BALLAD DUET (Pearl/Nikkieli)
SO EMOTIONAL (Phyre/Lulu/Emmy)
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU (Carrie)
I'M EVERY WOMAN (Uzo/Julia/Morgan)
I LOOK TO YOU (Chester)
GREATEST LOVE OF ALL (Kecia)

Kris Kukul was the music director.

Proceeds go to the The Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, a school that aims to teach its students to become contributing members of society now and in the next century.