Max Von Essen Joins Starry Line-up for You Are Not Alone Benefit Concert; Song List Announced

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Broadway favorite Max von Essen has joined the line-up for You Are Not Alone, a star-studded concert to benefit the Trevor Project, which will be held Nov. 22 at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Manhattan. The evening will be presented by Joe Lodato and Matthew Morris, The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, GeekNerdWonk Charitable Foundation and Sing for Hope.

Max von Essen
Max von Essen

Michael Rader will direct the 8 PM concert, which will boast the talents of the previously reported Lea DeLaria, who will host the benefit and perform; Tony Award winner Betty Buckley; and Seth Rudetsky, who will accompany Tony winner Buckley and offer one of his comedic "Deconstructions" as well as Ricky Ian Gordon, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Marc Kudisch, Aaron Lazar, John Tartaglia, Jeanine Tesori, Emily Albrink, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Attila Joey Csiki of Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Jason Forbach, Constantine Germanacos, Joe Lodato, Matthew Morris, Todd Palmer, Kate Pazakis, Nurit Tilles, Erin Quill, Tony Yazbeck and Jennifer Zetlan. has also learned the repertoire for the evening: Jeff Blumenkrantz ("Hold My Hand"), Marc Kudisch ("I Was Here"), Ricky Ian Gordon, Todd Palmer and Tony Yazbeck ("There is Grace"), Emily Albrink ("Horse with Wings"), Erin Quill ("If I Weren’t Married"), Aaron Lazar ("Caruso"), Jeanine Tesori and Georgi James ("Ring of Keys"), Attila Joey Csiki and Kathleen Tagg ("Little Rhapsodies"), Kate Pazakis ("I Got Love"), Nurit Tilles ("Maple Leaf Rag"), Lea DeLaria (jazz selections), Joe Lodato ("He Ain’t Heavy"), Andrew Keenan-Bolger ("Eduardo"), Max von Essen and Constantine Germanacos ("Safe"/"The One I Love"), Matthew Morris ("Epiphany"), Seth Rudetsky (deconstruction), John Tartaglia ("Lost in the Waves") and Tony winner Betty Buckley ("No One is Alone").

A reception and silent auction, with items from Tom Ford, Hermes and Zac Posen, will begin at 7 PM.

The Church of St. Paul the Apostle is located at West 60th Street and Columbus. Tickets, priced $25 (general admission) and $100 (premium reserved seats), are available by visiting

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The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

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