Prop 8: The Musical Wins GLAAD Media Award

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Prop 8—The Musical, the music video satirizing Prop 8 — the California ballot proposition that amended the state Constitution to restrict the definition of marriage to a union between a man and a woman — received a Special Recognition Award at the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which were held in Los Angeles April 19.
Marc Shaiman and Neil Patrick Harris in Prop 8
Marc Shaiman and Neil Patrick Harris in Prop 8

Directed by Adam Shankman and written by Marc Shaiman, the video received over one million hits on its first day online. Miss Coco Peru and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles performed the song live at the recent awards ceremony. Director Shankman accepted the award on behalf of the team of creators.

The GLAAD Media Awards, according to press notes, "recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives."

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Prop 8—The Musical boasts an array of theatre and stage stars: The "California Gays and The People That Love Them" are played by Jordan Ballard, Margaret Cho, Barrett Foa, J.B. Ghuman, John Hill, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Rashad Naylor and Nicole Parker.

The "Proposition 8'ers and The People That Follow Them" include John C. Reilly as Prop 8 Leader; Allison Janney as Prop 8 Leader's #1 Wife; Kathy Najimy as Prop 8 Leader's #2 Wife; Jenifer Lewis as Riffing Prop 8'er; Craig Robinson as A Preacher; and Rashida Jones, Lake Bell and Sarah Chalke as Scary Catholic School Girls From Hell.

Jack Black plays Jesus Christ and Neil Patrick Harris is a Very Smart Fellow with Katharine "Kooks" Leonard, Seth Morris, Denise "Esi!" Piane, Lucian Piane, Richard Read, Seth Redford, Quinton Strack and Tate Taylor as The Frightened Villagers.

Shankman, Shaiman (who is featured on piano) and Mike Farah produced the video, which was edited by Bradly Schulz and Drew Antzis.

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