Photo Coverage: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Actors' Fund Benefit

On July 24th, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels gave a special benefit performance, to help raise money for the Actors' Fund. Proceeds benefit The Actors' Fund, a 123 year-old human service organization that offers a variety of crucial programs and support to entertainment professionals in need.

The Actors' Fund Auction of 1000 Stars 2005 kicked off on Monday, July 18th, and a number of other events and benefits are still planned for the rest of July, August and September.

The Auction of 1000 Stars, a two-week, online auction presented by The Actors' Fund of America in partnership with Yahoo!, offers theatre lovers the chance to bid on Broadway memorabilia and shows, celebrity meetings and much more; it lasts through August 1st.

Visit this link to bid on The Auction of 1000's Star's shows and experiences, and this link to bid on memorabilia. To order tickets to any of the benefits, visit


Norbert Leo Butz and Christine Ebersole

Joanna Gleason, Brian Stokes Mitchell
(President, The Actors' Fund), and Christine Ebersole

Joanna Gleason with husband Chris Sarandon

Darius de Haas, Aisha de Haas, and Michael McElroy

Gary Beach and Brian Stokes Mitchell

Brian Stokes Mitchell, John Lithgow, and Gary Beach

Brian Stokes Mitchell, John Lithgow, and Gary Beach

Sherie Rene Scott and Michael McElroy (it's a "TOMMY" reuinion!)


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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery ( and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See for more info.