Tony Nominee Nathan Lane, Andrew Rannells and More Will Join Billy Porter, Jane Lynch for TrevorLIVE New York
By Michael Gioia
Nathan Lane, who was nominated for a 2013 Tony Award for his performance in The Nance, is among the performers who joined the lineup for TrevorLIVE New York, which will be held June 17 at Chelsea Piers in New York.
Also joining the lineup are Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon), Bravo's Andy Cohen, Dallas Roberts ("The Walking Dead"), Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley ("The Jersey Shore"), Joy Bryant ("Parenthood"), Julie Halston (Anything Goes), Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi ("The Jersey Shore") and Tammy Blanchard (Gyspy).
As previously announced, "Glee" star Jane Lynch, who can currently be seen in the Broadway revival of Annie, will host TrevorLIVE, which will also feature performances from Kinky Boots Tony Award nominee Billy Porter, Sara Bareilles, DJ Kiss and more.
Michael Wilson, who was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for his direction of The Trip to Bountiful, will be 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.
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