A slew of Public Theater alums, including Audra McDonald, Anne Hathaway, and Glenn Close, will take part in the Off-Broadway institution's We Are One Public virtual gala June 1. The free stream will feature performances and stories to raise money for the theatre, which remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event includes performances and appearances by Antonio Banderas, Laura Benanti, Kim Blanck, Ally Bonino, Danielle Brooks, Glenn Close, Jenn Colella, Elvis Costello, Claire Danes, Holly Gould, Danai Gurira, Anne Hathaway, Stephanie Hsu, Oscar Isaac, Nikki M. James, John Leguizamo, Audra McDonald, Grace McLean, Sandra Oh, Mia Pak, David Hyde Pierce, Phillipa Soo, Trudie Styler & Sting, Will Swenson, Shaina Taub, Kuhoo Verma, Ada Westfall, Kate Wetherhead, and more.
Joining the line-up with special cameo appearances are Todd Almond, Troy Anthony, Michael Cerveris, Daniel Craig, Carla Duren, Danaya Esperanza, Jane Fonda, NanyaAkuki Goodrich, David Henry Hwang, Brian d’Arcy James, Alicia Keys, John Lithgow, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Margaret Odette, Kelli O’Hara, Suzan-Lori Parks, Phylicia Rashad, Jay O. Sanders, Liev Schreiber, Deandre Sevon, Martin Sheen, and Meryl Streep.
As previously reported, the event will be hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and directed by Kenny Leon. Anne McPherson will serve as production stage manager. The gala honorees are Audrey and Zygi Wilf, and actor Sam Waterston.