The 7-11 PM event will be held at Frank's on West 16th Street, and all bartenders' tips will be used to purchase holiday gifts for children living in shelters or those whose families cannot afford to celebrate the holiday. Among those stars scheduled to lend their bartending talents to the evening are Matthew Morrison, Chris Meloni, Diane Neal, Cameron Mathison, Ted McGinley, Michael Cassidy, Anthony Mackie and Martha Byrne as well as the cast of "Rescue Me."
The evening will also include a silent auction and raffle. Items up for grabs include Broadway show tickets, spa and restaurant gift certificates and couture items.
Matthew Morrison, who received a 2005 Tony nomination for his performance as Fabrizio Naccarelli in The Light in the Piazza, currently stars on Broadway in the new Richard Greenberg play A Naked Girl on the Appian Way. Morrison received an Outer Critics Circle nomination for his role as Link Larkin in the original cast of Hairspray, and his other Broadway credits include Footloose and The Rocky Horror Show as well as the national tour of Footloose. His screen credits include "Marci X," "Primary Colors," "Simply Funky," "Sex and the City," "The Journey of Allen Strange" and "Hack." He will soon be seen in the new television production of "Once Upon a Mattress."
Frank's is located in Manhattan at 410 West 16th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. There is a $10 donation at the door.
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