‘Tis the season to break out all things rainbow colored and celebrate the LGBT community. Pride events abound throughout the country, but Broadway stars are gathering for two not-to-be-missed events. Mark your calendars!
Broadway Sings For Pride
Enjoy chorus-led renditions of your favorite Pop music & Broadway hits, inspirational stories from featured celebrity advocates of LGBT rights, and a cocktail reception to network with affluent members of the NYC-metro area LGBT community.
The “Broadway Sings for Pride” 6th annual Celebrity Gay Pride Charity Concert – Ovation – has an incredible list of confirmed guest speakers and performing artists.
Join hosts Lesli Margherita (Olivier Award Winner, Matilda the Musical and Dames at Sea on Broadway) and Tommy Didario (Lifestyle Writer, Advocate & Entrepreneur). Confirmed guest speakers and performing artists include:
BEBE NEUWIRTH (Emmy and 2-time Tony award winner, Madam Secretary)
SUZE ORMAN (television host, internationally acclaimed personal finance expert)
HENRY KRIEGER (Grammy-award winning composer, Tony and Academy Award nominee, Dreamgirls)
PATRICIA VELASQUEZ (First Latina Supermodel, Showtimes The L Word, Social Entrepreneur Wayuu Taya)
BROCK CIARLELLI (ABCs The Middle)
KIMBERLEY LOCKE (Pop Star, American Idol, Television host)
NATHAN LEE GRAHAM (Zoolander, Broadway’s Priscilla, Queen of the Desert)
CHRISTIANE NOLL (Tony nominee, Broadway’s Ragtime & Jekyll & Hyde)
DANIEL QUADRINO (Broadway’s Newsies & Wicked)
EDEN ESPINOSA (Broadway’s Wicked and Rent)
N’KENGE (Original Broadway Casts of Motown the Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim)
CODY SCOTT LANCASTER (Broadway’s Rock of Ages)
ADAM B. SHAPIRO (HBO Film’s The Normal Heart, Netflix Master of None)
VALERIE SMALDONE (5-time Billboard Magazine Award-winner, Radio personality)
DANIEL DROMM (New York City Council Member & LGBT Caucus Member)TODD BUONOPANE (Broadway’s Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella)
The JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue (at 76th Street)
The York Theatre Company celebrates Pride Month with the June installment of the game show for musical theater lovers, Tune in Time, presented by Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields, hosted by Emily McNamara, with Musical Director Nate Buccieri and annoyingly insistent timekeeper Sheila Head, and featuring celebrity guest judges drag performers Marti Gould Cummings, Judy Darling and Brita Filter.
York Theatre Company
Saint Peter’s (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th STreet, east of Lexington Ave.)
Songs for New Alternatives
Presented by Michael Longoria with Special Co-Host Ashley Austin Morris
Broadway singer/actor Michael Longoria, along with Taylor James of 42West PR and Kristina Bramhall from Telsey + Company, are putting together a benefit concert for “New Alternatives”, an organization that helps homeless LGBT youth (16-24) become self-sufficient and transition out of the shelter system and into stable adult lives. Their services include case management, education services, life skills training, community-building recreational opportunities for self-expression and support services for HIV+ youth. The benefit is also a celebration of Pride kick off!
In addition to Longoria and Morris, featured performers and guests include Constantine Maroulis, Diana DeGarmo, Daniel Reichard, Marty Thomas, Christina Bianco, Tori Scott, Ryan Raftery, Willito Rivera,
697 10th Avenue, NYC
$10 suggested donation