A host of Broadway favorites are raising their voices to help animals in need October 14 as part of the annual concert fundraiser Best in Shows, which takes place at Feinstein’s/54 Below at 7 PM. Seth Rudetsky serves as host and music director for the concert that raises funds for the Humane Society of New York.
Set to appear are Tony Award winners Beth Leavel (The Prom) and Lillias White (The Life), as well as Tony nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe’s Café, Chicago), Nick Adams (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), singer-songwriter Javier Colon, Adam Kantor (The Band’s Visit), Cassandra Kubinski (You Get Me ), Tony nominee Beth Malone (Fun Home), Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels), Christine Pedi (Forbidden Broadway), and Paige Price (Saturday Night Fever).
Tony nominee Andy Karl and Orfeh are being honored this year with the Humane Society of New York’s Sandy Fund Award for their work in support of rescued animals. Richard H. Blake, who appeared alongside the couple in Legally Blonde, will present the award.
Best in Shows is produced by Broadway animal trainer Bill Berloni and his wife Dorothy. For tickets visit 54Below.com.
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