In recognition of the upcoming one-year anniversary of the attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where, on June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed and 53 others were wounded, the creators of mashup music videos #HAM4BEY have released their newest collaboration: a moving rendition of “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen in memory of the victims.
The music video series was created by artist Michael Korte. The performers featured are Mario Jose, Vincint, Danielle Withers, and Eric Lyn.
The track was arranged by David Rowen, with vocal production by Alexander Blake. The video was filmed and edited by Baxter Stapleton.
On June 12, 2016—the same day as the Tony Awards—a gunman opened fire around 2 AM in Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub, where more than 300 people were inside. The attack marked one of the deadliest against the LGBTQ community in the nation’s history.
Three days later, a host of Broadway stars headed into the studio with Playbill to record “What the World Needs Now Is Love” to help support the LGBT community of Orlando. Sara Bareilles, Carole King, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bernadette Peters, Whoopi Goldberg, and dozens more were involved.
Watch Playbill's video of the recording session below: