Ralph will be assisted by Upright Cabaret's music director Chris Batten for the event, for which a portion of the proceeds will go to Ralph's The DIVA Foundation, which provides AIDS outreach and education.
In addition to Dreamgirls, Ralph also appeared on Broadway in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Television credits include "Barbershop," "Moesha," "Designing Women," "It's a Living" and "New Attitude." Film credits include "To Sleep With Anger" (Independent Spirit Award, Best Supporting Actress), "Sister Act II," "The Flintstones," "Oliver & Company" and "The Distinguished Gentleman." Ralph created the popular annual Hollywood AIDS benefit Divas Simply Singing! and is the founding creator of The Jamerican Film Festival.
Upright Cabaret at Vermont is located within the Vermont Restaurant complex at 1714 N. Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles. For tickets, call (310) 652-5252 or visit UpRightCabaret.com/Events.
The DIVA (Driving Infectious Viruses Away) Foundation, which Ralph founded in 1990, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that focuses on raising awareness of AIDS/HIV-related illnesses and providing advocacy for those facing them.