American Idol, The Voice and RENT Star Frenchie Davis Joins the Star Studded ROAR
Broadway Sings for Pride will roar into their 5th year and celebrate New York City LGBT Pride with "Roar", their fifth annual benefit concert, benefiting the Tyler Clementi Foundation. The one-night benefit, will feature songs that embody gay perseverance, marked by an array of musical performers from the world of Broadway, pop and beyond. The night will feature two special musical reunions from the companies of RENT and A Chorus Line.
The 8 PM event at the JCC Manhattan will feature guest speakers and artists including: DASCHA POLANCO (Orange Is the New Black), JINKX MONSOON (RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5 Winner), BILLY GILMAN (Award-winning Out Country Music Artist), ISIS KING (America's Next Top Model, Transgender Model), OMAR SHARIF JR (former GLAAD National Spokesperson & Actor), CORY WADE (America's Next Top Model), BROCK CIARLELLI (ABC Television's The Middle), JILL WHELAN (The Love Boat), KAITLIN MONTE (PIX Morning News, Mets Insider, Miss America Second Runner Up), RAIN DOVE (Androgynous supermodel & Activist), RUSSELL FISCHER (Broadway's Jersey Boys), VALERIE SMALDONE (5-time Billboard Magazine Award-winner, Radio personality), ORFEH (Tony-nominee, Legally Blonde), PEARL SUN (Broadway's If/Then, Next to Normal National Tour), JULIUS ANTHONY RUBIO (Broadway's Finding Neverland & Wonderland), REBECCA LARKIN (Broadway's South Pacific & Avenue Q), LUIS VILLABON (A Chorus Line National Tour, Seussical the Musical National Tour), ATHENA REICH (Award-winning Host, Recording Artist), RACHEL RESHEFF (Broadway's Fish in the Dark, Billy Elliot: The Musical), DYLLON BURNSIDE (Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me, NBC Television's Peter Pan Live!), KATHRYN ALLISON (Disney's Aladdin on Broadway), MATT LEISY (Off Broadway's The Fantasticks & A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder National Tour), JENNIFER FOUCHÉ (Off Broadway's Sistas the Musical), ADAM SHAPIRO (HBO Film's The Normal Heart), BRIAN CRAFT (Off Broadway's Let My People Come), ELISSA GOLDSTEIN (NBC Universal's An Affirmative Act, Disney's National Tour of Grease On Ice), MILA JAM (Award-winning Recording Artist), LAURA "BROADWAYGIRLNYC" HEYWOOD (Broadway Social Media Expert), INJOY FOUNTAIN (Pre-Broadway's Fat Camp the Musical, RENT at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe), LINDSAY CHERIN (NJ Idol), Original Broadway, Broadway, National and International companies of RENT and A CHORUS LINE...and more!
Luke Williams will serve as the musical director, arranger and pianist. He will be joined by David Cinquegrana on guitar, Joe Mankin on bass guitar and John Ferrari on percussion. Neal Bennington and Robert Miele will produce the event.
ROAR will begin at 8:00PM at the JCC Manhattan on 334 Amsterdam Avenue and 76th Street). For tickets, reservations and information, please visit: www.prideat05.brownpapertickets.com or www.BroadwaySingsforPride.com