Brian Stokes Mitchell Benefit Concert Raises $152,000 for Maltz Jupiter Theatre & The Actors Fund
An exclusive January benefit concert by beloved Broadway, television and film star Brian Stokes Mitchell at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre raised $152,000 for the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and The Actors Fund.
A multi-award winning performer with a career of musical versatility, the sold-out concert - entitled Brian Stokes Mitchell: Simply Broadway - showcased the Tony Award winner's newest album "Simply Broadway" and co-benefitted the not-for-profit Theatre and The Actors Fund.
"The concert was a tremendous success, and we are so honored that the Maltz Jupiter Theatre was selected as the co-beneficiary and the second of only four benefit concerts in the country. The first was in New York City at Lincoln Center and the third and fourth will be in Chicago and Los Angeles," said Tricia Trimble, the Theatre's managing director. "As Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell donated his time and all of the proceeds from the evening are being shared equally to support the vital programs of The Actors Fund and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre."
More than 70 supporters attended an elegant pre-concert sit-down dinner onsite at the Theatre in the new upstairs club level, The Green Room. After the performance, Stokes joined the guests for dessert, coffee and cordials.
Since 1882, The Actors Fund has served as a lifeline for workers in the performing arts and provides a wide range of social services that now help 13,500 professionals each year. Since 2004, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre has emerged on the theatrical scene offering award-winning productions among some of the best in the country. The Theatre is a LORT B regional theatre.
Sponsors for Brian Stokes Mitchell: Simply Broadway included Chris Kritikos, Bonnie Osher, Tamar and Milton Maltz, Dina Merrill and TEd Hartley, Muriel and Ralph Saltzman, Louise Austin, Mary Lee and Richard Bastin, Tina and Jeffrey Bolten, Paul and Sandra Goldner, Roberta and Harvey Golub, Sylvia and David Steiner, Peggy and Rick Katz, Kathi Kretzer Sayler and Kretzer Piano, Elinor and Stanley Rosenthal and Dee Topol.