Robin De Jesus to Headline NYC Pride Benefit
Broadway's best and brightest will kick off New York City's LGBT pride festivities June 23 at Broadway Celebrates Pride Week.
Robin De Jesus, a two-time Tony Award nominee for La Cage aux Folles and In the Heights, is scheduled to perform at the concert, which will be held at 54 Below. The out Camp star also appeared Off-Broadway as a trans woman in Domesticated.
"Oh, what a night this will be," reads a press release, "when all the colors of the rainbow unite in support of the LGBTQ Broadway Community for this Pride extravaganza!"
Presented by Bryan Campione and Harold Lewter with music direction by Michael McAssey, the event will benefit the Hetrick-Martin Institute, "the nation's oldest and largest organization helping gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth to reach their full potential."
The Book of Mormon's Terren Wooten Clarke will host Broadway Celebrates Pride Week in drag as Kizha A. Carr. Other scheduled performers include Bryan Terrell Clark, Scott Alan, Christine Dwyer, Bobby Cronin, Alexandra Silber, Tracy McDowell, Mykal Kilgore, Bethany Moore, Robert Pendilla, Joey Contreras, Russell Fischer, Gerard Salvador, Dimitri Moïse, Alan Shaw, Kat Hennessey, Corey Desjardins, Talia Thiesfield, and Elizabeth Urbanzyck.
She Has Had It creator Jarvis Derrell will make a special appearance, and a member of the Hetrick-Martin Institute will perform a song by composers Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar.
For tickets and more information visit 54Below.com.