Photo Coverage: Our Time Awards Performance

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Our Time Theatre Company (Taro Alexander, Artistic Director, Everett Bradley, Musical Director) , a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an artistic home for young people who stutter, held its Sixth Annual Our Time Benefit Gala entitled, "Lean on Me" continuing its tradition of honoring a person who has been an inspiration to those that stutter. This year's Our Time Award was presented to Bill Withers, the Grammy Award winning music legend responsible for such hits as "Ain't No Sunshine," "Lovely Day," and "Lean on Me."

This year's star-studded evening's Honorary Chairs were Ricki Lake and Paul Rudd and the event was hosted by Our Time Kids. This year's benefit took place on April 14, 2008 with an all-star cast at the Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at 7PM . Celebrities performed original work written by and with the young people of the Our Time Theatre Company.

Performing with the members of Our Time were Lauren Ambrose, Talia Balsam, Howard Bingham, Nadia Dajani, Ned Eisenberg, Kathryn Grody, Adriane Lenox, Tiffany McElroy, Kelli O'Hara, Jesse L. Martin, Cynthia Nixon, Rosie Perez, Ramon Rodriguez, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Ed Sherin, John Slattery, Callie Thorne, Mary Testa, Sam Waterston, 13 members of the cast of Spring Awakening, including Tony Award-winner John Gallagher, Jr. and more.

Photos By Walter McBride/ Retna


Our Time Awards


Juliannna Padilla, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Victoria Perlman


Juliannna Padilla, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Victoria Perlman


Jesse L. Martin


Jesse L. Martin


Danielle Diesu and Jesse L. Martin


Danielle Diesu and Jesse L. Martin


Jesse L. Martin


Lauren Ambrose


Lauren Ambrose


Kathyrn Grody and Ashlee Walsh


Kathryn Grody


Ned Eisenberg and Lauren Ambrose


Ned Eisenberg and Lauren Ambrose


Mandy Patinkin


Mandy Patinkin


Mandy Patinkin


Mandy Patinkin


Sam Waterston


Sam Waterston


Talia Balsam


John Slattery


John Slattery


Talia Balsam and Adriane Lenox


Adriane Lenox and Nina Hersher


Adriane Lenox and Nina Hersher


Edward Mawere


Edward Mawere


Kori Withers


Kori Withers and Edward Mawere


Kori Withers


Edward Mawere and Kori Withers


Edward Mawere and Kori Withers


Ramon Rodriguez and Rosie Perez


Ramon Rodriguez and Rosie Perez


Ramon Rodriguez and Rosie Perez


Mary Testa


Mary Testa


Mary Testa


Mary Testa and The Our Time Company


Mary Testa and The Our Time Company


Taro Alexander and Everett Bradley


Taro Alexander


Taro Alexander


Bill Withers and Andre Gillyard

Bill Wither and Andre Gillyard


Darryl Hall


Darryl Hall


Darryl Hall


Darryl Hall


Darryl Hall


Darryl Hall


Darryl Hall


Darryl Hall


Darryl Hall


Darryl Hall


Bill Withers


Bill Withers and Andre Gillyard 


Bill Withers, Andre Gillyard and Darryl Hall


Bill Withers


Bill Withers

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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.


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