The one-night benefit, entitled Anthem, will feature songs that embody gay perseverance, marked by an array of musical performers from the world of Broadway, pop and beyond.
The 8 PM event, which will benefit Hetrick-Martin Institute and Broadway Sings for Pride, will feature guest speakers and artists including Gail Marquis (Silver Medal Olympian, New York City Basketball Hall of Fame inductee), Leeds Hill (Cabaret), Chondra Profit (The Lion King), Arebender Robinson (Les Misérables, Beautiful: the Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon), Marisha Wallace (Aladdin), Rebecca Larkin (South Pacific, Avenue Q), Ben Cameron (Wicked, Aida), Heather Parcells (A Chorus Line, Wonderland), Jessica McRoberts (Spider-Man, Nine), MJ Rodriguez (Off-Broadway's Rent), Kyle Motsinger (Off-Broadway's Fancy Nancy The Musical), Brian Craft (Off-Broadway's Let My People Come), Noreen Crayton (Rent national tour), Megan Elyse Fulmer (Shrek national tour), Elissa Goldstein, Athena Reich, Rachel Lorin, Michael O'Connor, Lindsay Lavin, Adam Shapiro, Valerie Smaldone, Louise Stewart (Mary Poppins national tour), Jennifer Fouché (Sistas the Musical) and Tym Moss.
Charles Santoro (Off-Broadway's Silence! The Musical) will serve as the musical director, arranger and pianist. He will be joined by David Cinquegrana on guitar, Joe Mankin on bass guitar, Michael Pagnotta on woodwinds and John Ferrari on percussion.
Neal Bennington will produce the event in association with Artists Proof Productions and Dougie Meyer. Broadway Sings will also team up with Broadway Serves for the event.
Toshi's Living Room & Penthouse is located at West 26th Street (between Broadway and 6th Avenue). For more information and tickets, call (917) 432-8810 or visit BroadwaySingsforPride.com.