The 9:30 PM concert featured some of Broadway’s favorite performers including Deanna Aguinaga (West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Mamma Mia!), Alan Ariano (The King and I, Miss Saigon, Jerome Robbins Broadway), Stephen Carrasco (Kinky Boots, Billy Elliot, Ghost, White Christmas), Natalie Charle Ellis (School of Rock, Les Mis), Dionne D. Figgins (Motown, Memphis, Leap of Faith), Eric Giancola (Something Rottten!, Albert Guerzon (Honeymoon in Vegas, Mamma Mia!, Ghost), Greg Hildreth (Cinderella, Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody), Monica Kapoor (Mamma Mia!, Bombay Dreams), Paul HeeSang Miller (The King and I, Mamma Mia!), David Perlman (Baby It's You), Jen Perry (Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia!), Christopher Rice (The Book of Mormon), Sharone Sayegh (Mamma Mia!), Daniel J. Watts (Whorl Inside a Loop, After Midnight, Motown, Memphis, Ghost, In the Heights), Libby Winters (American Idiot), Ryan Worsing (Finding Neverland, Chicago, Shrek, White Christmas) and Blake Whyte (Wicked, Mamma Mia!).
The fifth annual Artists for World Peace on Broadway was hosted by Paul and Robbie Rescigno (The Rescignos) and feature music direction by Brandon Sturiale.
Artists for World Peace links communities of Artists with communities in need.
During the event, the performers wear The International Peace Belt (TIPB), created by Artists For World Peace founder Wendy Black-Nasta, with coins and gems representing 115 countries. Since its completion in 2003, TIPB has traveled to over 30 countries on 5 continents. Wherever TIPB travels, dancers, artists, musicians, peace activists, and spiritual leaders meditate on and lend their voices to support peace. In this way, TIPB is transformed into a living link between cultures and a symbol of peace and unity of all nations, of all people as one. For more information visit www.artistsforworldpeace.org