Nick Adams and Constantine Maroulis Among Headliners at Annual Sparkle Concert

Benefits and Galas   Nick Adams and Constantine Maroulis Among Headliners at Annual Sparkle Concert
The Actors Fund benefit will be performed December 3 at NYC's Cutting Room.
Nick Adams Marc J. Franklin

Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert returns to New York City December 3 for the sixth consecutive year. Proceeds from the evening benefit the programs and services of The Actors Fund.

This one-night-only holiday extravaganza, produced and hosted by TV personality Scott Nevins (Bravo’s The People’s Couch), will take place at The Cutting Room cabaret in Manhattan at 7:30 PM.

The cast is lead by four Tony Award nominees: Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages), Max von Essen (An American in Paris), Saycon Sengbloh (ABC’s Scandal, Eclipsed), and Charl Brown (Motown: The Musical). They will co-star with Nick Adams (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Wicked; A Chorus Line), Eden Espinosa (Brooklyn, Wicked), Daniel Reichard (Jersey Boys, The Midtown Men), Christina Bianco (Forbidden Broadway), Katrina Rose (Hairspray, The Voice), Erich Bergen (Madam Secretary and the Jersey Boys film), Shayna Steele (Hairspray, Rent), Kevin Smith Kirkwood (Kinky Boots), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Erin Quill (Avenue Q), and The Doo Wop Project. The cast is subject to change without notice.

Benjamin Rauhala will serve as music director and arranger.

Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert began when Nevins had the desire to present a “small holiday concert” in Palm Springs, California, to help raise funds for a worthy organization. The event received an overwhelmingly positive response, quickly moving to a much larger venue, and lasting four consecutive sold-out years. Nevins then expanded on the idea by producing all-star versions of the show in New York City and Los Angeles, both benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund.

“It’s always so thrilling for me to put together another group of incredibly talented friends to help get everyone into the spirit of the season while we raise money for this amazing organization that has done so much for so many within our own community” says Nevins. “I love that Sparkle has become a holiday tradition for so many in the New York area.”

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone—performers and those behind the scenes—who works in performing arts and entertainment, including more than 12,800 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. For more information, visit

Tickets for Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert cost $65–$100 (plus a $20 food/drink minimum) and can be ordered here. The Cutting Room is located at 44 East 32nd Street in Manhattan.


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