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Photo Coverage: Backstage at Cyndi Lauper's KINKY KABARET for True Colors

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Kinky Boots stars Billy Porter, Stark Sands and Annaleigh Ashford and more joined the show's Tony Award-winning composer Cyndi Lauper for a special one-night-only True Colors Cabaret, last night, December 16th at Birdland (315 W 44th St). Lauper joined the cast of Kinky Boots to perform an eclectic array of standards, pop hits and other songs, with musical direction by the show's Tony Award-winning orchestrator Stephen Oremus.

The evening benefits the True Colors Fund, the organization Lauper co-founded to raise awareness about and bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth homelessness, and to inspire everyone, especially straight people, to become active participants in the advancement of equality for all.

BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert and you can check out photos from backstage below!

The full list of participants included Adinah Alexander, Annaleigh Ashford, Douglas Baldeo, Stephen Berger, Paul Canaan, Lena Hall, Jaden Jordan, Andy Kelso, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Eric Leviton, Ellyn Marie Marsh, John Jeffrey Martin, Marcus Neville, Kyle Taylor Parker, Robert Pendilla, Jennifer Perry, Billy Porter, Kyle Post, Tory Ross, Stark Sands, Charlie Sutton, and Joey Taranto. Kinky Boots co-creators Harvey Fierstein (book) and Jerry Mitchell(director and choreographer), along with producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, were also on hand for the evening.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.