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Michael Urie to be Honored at Broadway Beacon Awards, 6/17

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Michael Urie to be Honored at Broadway Beacon Awards, 6/17

Inside Broadway's Executive Director Michael Presser is pleased to announce that they will also honor stage and screen starMichael Urie (Buyer & Cellar, Ugly Betty) at their Broadway Beacon Awards on Monday, June 17 at Joe's Pub at 7pm(there is also a cocktail reception before the awards ceremony). Inside Broadway will also honor 2013 Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) and Condola Rashad (The Trip to the Bountiful) as well asAlan L. Bain, Chairman of The American-Scottish Foundation.

Jarrod Spector, who starred as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway for 1,500 performances has also been added to the evening as a performer.

Model, philanthropist and Broadway star Christie Brinkley is serving as Honorary Chair for the event which is held annually to support Inside Broadway's mission of bringing the joys of theatre to New York City's under-served public school students. The evening will be hosted by FOX5 entertainment reporter Anna Gilligan & entertainment will also include students from JHS 278 in Brooklyn who are members of the Inside Broadway school arts program.

"We are so thrilled to be honoring these remarkably talented individuals for their contributions to New York and the theater...the Broadway Beacon Awards is always a wonderful way for us to end the theater season and this year is no exception" says Inside Broadway Executive Director Michael Presser.

Inside Broadway was established in 1982 by Michael Presser. Today, Inside Broadway reaches over 30,000 New York City students each year and develops and produces touring equity musical productions as well as a wide range of educational programs that allow participants to interact with professionals in the field and experience theatre hands-on in the classroom. For more information on Inside Broadway, please visit www.InsideBroadway.org.

Programs of Inside Broadway are funded by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council, New York City Department of Education, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, and numerous foundations and individuals.

Photo by Walter McBride

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