The one-night only event, hosted at the JCC Manhattan, features songs that embody gay perseverance. Proceeds from the concert benefit the Tyler Clementi Foundation, an organization dedicated to ending bullying for LGBTQ youth.
A Chorus Line alum include Michelle Aravena, Kurt Domoney, Robin Lyon-Gardiner, Lois Englund, Laurie Sheppard, Kelly and Todd Dacus-Smith, Randy Donaldson, Cindy Marchionda, Casey Colgan, Carlos Lopez, Luis Villabon, Bill Nabel, Angelique Ilo, Omar Garibay, Robert Tunstall, Suzen Murakoshi, Karin Kawamoto and Dena Digiacinto Humphrey.
Rent alum include Marlies Yearby, Breece Wilson, Talia Barzilay, Onyie, Divine, Krysten, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Shea Rodriguez, Injoy Fountain, Adrienne Fishe, Matthew S. Morgan, Jackie Reynolds, Ladonna Burns, William Ferdinand, Carl Thornton, Nicole Tillman, Rebecca Larkin, Damien Deshaun Smith, Tara Novie, Billy Aronson, Sahirah Z. Johnson, Justin Senense and Ricky Whitfield.
Roar also features the following guest speakers and artists: country music artist Billy Gilman, "America's Next Top Model" and transgender star Isis King, Omar Sharif Jr., "America's Next Top Model" Cory Wade, Tony nominee Orfeh (Legally Blonde), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Pearl Sun (If/Then), Julius Anthony Rubio (Finding Neverland), Rebecca larkin (South Pacific), Luis Villabon (A Chorus Line), Athena Reich, Rachel Resheff (Fish in the Dark), Dyllon Burnside (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Kathryn Allison (Aladdin), Matt Leisy (The Fantasticks), Adam Shapiro ("The Normal Heart"), Brian Craft (Let My People Come), Elissa Goldstein ("Grease on Ice"), Injoy Fountain (Fat Camp the Musical), Valerie Smaldone, Brock Ciarlelli ("The Middle"), Jill Whelan ("The Love Boat"), Kaitlin Monte and Rain Dove.
Luke Williams is the musical director, arranger and pianist; he is joined by David Cinquegrana on guitar, Joe Mankin on bass guitar and John Ferrari on percussion. Neal Bennington and Robert Miele are producing. The JCC Manhattan is located at 334 Amsterdam Avenue. For tickets and more information visit Prideat05 or BroadwaySingsforPride.