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Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC

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On October 18th, Emmy nominee Connie Britton and Entourage's Carla Gugino hosted the internationally-acclaimed AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR as they performed at their annual New York City fundraising gala.

Broadway performers included: Marty Thomas (Xanadu, Wicked, The Secret Garden), Stephanie Block (9 to 5, The Pirate Queen, Wicked, The Boy From Oz), Kathy Fitzgerald (9 to 5, Wicked, The Producers, Swinging on a Star), Andy Karl (Legally Blonde, Wicked, 9 to 5, Saturday Night Fever), Orfeh (Legally Blonde, Saturday Night Fever, The Gershwins' Fascinating Footloose), Rhett George (Memphis, The Little Mermaid, Sweet Charity, Wicked, Aida), J. Bernard Calloway (Memphis), Nikki Renee Daniels (Promises, Promises, Les Misérables, Lestat, The Look of Love, Nine, Aida)

The Music Director for the night was Mary Mitchell Campbell, Cy Coleman's protégé and currently the Music Director for Addams Family on Broadway. This extraordinary evening, featuring world-class performances, a live auction, a raffle, and special appearances by former choir children, helped to raise funds for The African Children's Choir.

BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below.

The African Children's Choir is made up of children from the poorest countries of the world whose voices have been heard by world leaders and the top performers the entertainment world and, over the past 26 years have raised millions of dollars to educate and rebuild countries devastated by famine, war and AIDS. The Choir is comprised of 24 African children, ages seven to eleven. Each child in the Choir has lost one or both parents to poverty, war or AIDS. In their countries, education is not free, so through the efforts of the Choir, the sponsor, Music for Life, is able to educate 6500 children in seven African nations.

The first Choir was formed in 1984. Each year, a new Choir is formed and the children from the previous Choir return to their homelands to attend school. Their education is completely funded by the African Children's Choir. Since its inception, the African Children's Choir has established schools and provided educational scholarships in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. They have performed all over the globe, singing for presidents, joining performers such as Annie Lennox, Josh Groban, and Faith Hill. They have appeared on American Idol and Jay Leno.

For more information on the choir, visit www.africanchildrenschoir.com.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
The African Children's Choir

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Gala hosts-Connie Britton and Carla Gugino and others join The African Children's Choir before the show

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Members of The African Children's Choir

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Carla Gugino and Connie Britton with The African Children's Choir

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Carla Gugino and The African Children's Choir

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Carla Gugino

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Connie Britton

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Lisa Pizza, Emily Pizza and Billy Pizza

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Carla Gugino starts off the show

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Andy Karl

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Andy Karl

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Nikki Renee Daniels

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Nikki Renee Daniels

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Nikki Renee Daniels

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Nikki Renee Daniels

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Rhett George

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Rhett George

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Rhett George

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Carmen Ruby Floyd

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Carmen Ruby Floyd

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Carmen Ruby Floyd

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Carmen Ruby Floyd

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
J. Bernard Calloway

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
J. Bernard Calloway

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
J. Bernard Calloway

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
J. Bernard Calloway

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Carla Gugino presents The African Children's Choir

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
The African Children's Choir

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Dan Weiner joins the kids on the drums

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
The African Children's Choir

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
The African Children's Choir

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Connie Britton and Carla Gugino pick the raffle winners

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Katie Rose Clarke and Stephanie J. Block serenade the children

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Katie Rose Clarke and Stephanie J. Block

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Stephanie J. Block

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Katie Rose Clarke and Stephanie J. Block

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Katie Rose Clarke

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Marty Thomas kicks off the live auction

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Marty Thomas and Ben Cameron

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Marty Thomas and Ben Cameron

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC
Ben Cameron and Marty Thomas with The African Children's Choir

Photo Coverage: Broadway Stars Join the African Children's Choir in NYC

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