Photo Coverage: Raise the Roof Benefit Concert

October 31
5:12 PM 2005
Raise the Roof, a benefit concert held on October 30th at St. Clement's Theatre (423 W. 46th St. between 9th & 10th), featured performances by Frenchie Davis (Rent), Jessica Boevers (In My Life), Justin Patterson (All Shook Up), Susan Derry (Wonderful Town), Jayne Paterson (Les Miserables, Jane Eyre), Josh Walden (La Cage Aux Folles, 42nd Street) and many more. The concert was produced by Stephanie Wilberding.

Funds from the concert were given to
Convoy of Hope (, which is involved in disaster relief efforts worldwide but is currently focusing on the Gulf Coast.

Stephanie Wilberding

The cast

Matt "Dup Dup" Doebler, Justin Patterson, and Ron Remke

Matt Bogart (brother of Dan Bogart) and wife Jessica Boevers

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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.