Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Help The Humane Society of NY at BEST IN SHOWS
Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefitting the Humane Society of New York, was held last night at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. Tom Viola, Executive Director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, was awarded the Humane Society of New York's Sandy Fund Award, in recognition of his deep concern and support of the needs of rescued animals, presented by Tony Award-winning actress and animal rights champion Bernadette Peters.
The third annual Best in Shows will be presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni with music direction by Seth Rudetsky. Performers included: Farah Alvin, Eden Espinosa, Zak Resnick, Charles Strouse, Liam Forde, Marissa Miller, Elizabeth Ann Berg, Orfeh, Shanice Williams, Capathia Jenkins, Gabriella Pizzolo, Margo Seibert and Lilla Crawford.
The Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York City for over 100 years, caring for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. Founded In 1904 to protect the city's horses against abuse, the Society soon expanded to include a free medical clinic and adoption center for cats and dogs. Today the Humane Society of New York's hospital and Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center help more than 38,000 animals annually.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
BEST IN SHOWS Honors Tom Viola
Zak Resnick and Orfeh