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Photo Coverage: The Trevor Project Honors Cumming at Gala

On Monday June 30th 2008 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the Trevor Project held their eighth annual benefit gala.

Direct from Town Hall, Tony Award®-winning actress and recording artist Idina Menzel performed new songs from her latest hit album, I Stand.  Alan Cumming was honored. The evening was hosted by actor Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty's "Suzuki St. Pierre"). Comic entertainer and author of Confessions of a Pretty Lady, Sandra Bernhard performed a comedy segment in the evening's program.
 
Presenters at the event included: Lauren Collins (actress, Degrassi: The Next Generation); Gideon Glick (actor, Spring Awakening); Heather Matarazzo (actress, Welcome to the Dollhouse); Rosie Perez (actress, The Take); Adamo Ruggiero (actor, Degrassi: The Next Generation)
 
The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth.
 
In 1998, The Trevor Project held its first "Cracked Xmas" fundraising gala in Los Angeles to keep The Trevor Helpline open and available to gay and questioning youth. In 2001, the organization held its first Trevor New York fundraiser. The two galas, both now annual events, bring together top entertainers to raise the financial resources necessary to fund the organization's services.
 

Photos by Peter James Zielinski


Trevor Hero Award Recipient Alan Cumming


Alan Cumming


Idina Menzel


Idina Menzel


George Takai


George Takai and Producer Brad Altman


Gideon Glick


Rosie Perez


Heather Matarazzo and Carolyn Murphy


Lisa Lamapnelli


Lisa Lamapnelli


Heather Matarazzo


Heather Matarazzo and Trevor Project Executive Director Charles Robbins


Alec Mapa


Alec Mapa


Eve Ensler


Sandra Bernhard


Rosie Perez and Sandra Bernhard


Michael Urie


Lauren Collins


Adamo Ruggiero


Charles Robbins, Adamo Ruggiero, Sarah Tomassi Lindman, and Lauren Collins

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com