Panaro, Jacobs, Etc. Added to 2/5 Leading Men Benefit
Hugh Panaro (Lestat), Adam Jacobs (Les Miserables) and Jason Michael Snow (The Pirates of Penzance at Goodspeed) have been added to the all-star lineup of The Leading Men II concert on Monday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at Birdland, 315 W. 44th St., New York City.
Hosted by John Tartaglia (Beauty and the Beast), the benefit concert for Broadway Cares will feature Matt Cavenaugh (Grey Gardens), Telly Leung (Rent), Norm Lewis (Les Miserables), Perry Ojeda (On the Town), Daniel Reichard (Jersey Boys) and Jim Walton (Merrily We Roll Along). Also, sharing the bill will be award-winning cabaret stars Tom Andersen, Jim Caruso, Tim Di Pasqua and David Gurland, plus BroadwayWorld.com photographer Ben Strothmann.
Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Christopher Sieber (Spamalot) and John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys) were originally announced for the event, but had to withdraw due to scheduling conflicts.
The event is produced by Wayman Wong, who wrote "The Leading Men" column for Playbill.com for four years. Alan Muraoka is the director, and Seth Rudetsky is the musical director.
The Leading Men II concert on Monday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at Birdland, 315 W. 44th St. , New York City. The benefit concert has been sold out for weeks, but depending on space, there might be a limited number of $50 bar seats sold at the door.
Photo of Hugh Panaro by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.