The 7:30 PM event featured songwriter Scott Alan, Mia Gentile (Forbidden Broadway), indie-rock band Great Caesar, Sean Green Jr. (NYMF's Trailblazers, Grassroots), Marja Harmon (The Book of Mormon), Megan McGinnis (Little Women, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Ciara Renée (Pippin, Big Fish), Jessica Vosk (The Bridges of Madison County), Jacob Keith Watson (Violet), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture) and Ari McKay Wilford (Once).
Hosted by Julia Mattison (Godspell), the evening promised "Broadway favorites, new material, and contemporary pop songs."
GLAAD, according to press notes, "works with print, broadcast and online news sources to bring people powerful stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality. GLAAD serves as the communications epicenter of the LGBT movement, equipping advocacy leaders with the tools they need to communicate more effectively. GLAAD is also reinventing the way social media moves equality forward."
Broadway Gets GLAAD: A Benefit Concert was produced by Kayla Greenspan and August Laska with music direction by Mark Galinovsky. Videography is by Dylan Bustamante.
Marja Harmon - "Brave" by Sara Bareilles:
Megan McGinnis - "The Secret of Happiness" from Daddy Long Legs:
Mia Gentile - "Easy to be Hard" from Hair:
Ari McKay Wilford - "Warming Up" by Jason Mraz:
Great Caesar - "Don't Ask Me Why":
Jessica Vosk - "Chandelier" by Sia:
Sean Green Jr. - "Home" from The Wiz:
Jacob Keith Watson - "I Could Be A Hero" by Madeline Myers:
Ciara Renée - "Age" by Lianne La Havas:
Scott Alan - "Blessing" from "Keys: The Music of Scott Alan":
Natalie Weiss - "I'm Here" from The Color Purple: