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Cyndi Lauper to Receive Arts In Action Award at HARMONY Virtual Fundraiser to Benefit NYCGMC

HARMONY will be streamed live on Saturday, February 13th from 8 – 9pm EST.

Cyndi Lauper to Receive Arts In Action Award at HARMONY Virtual Fundraiser to Benefit NYCGMC

The New York City Gay Men's Chorus, Youth Pride Chorus, and Tonewall today announced that HARMONY, their annual Valentine themed fundraiser will honor Cyndi Lauper with the Arts In Action Award, presented annually to an artist or arts organization dedicated to sharing their talents and passion to make the world a more inclusive home for all people.

"Cyndi Lauper has been an inspiration as a tireless champion and ally for the LGBTQ+ community for decades. She is a true musical icon to generations of fans," said Skie Ocasio, Event Direct and Board Chair. "Her activism and passion embody our organization's core values that we must all be fearless champions for equality, love, and acceptance, and that the arts are a crucial and effective opposition to hatred and bigotry," said Lisa Reilly, Executive Director of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus.

Previously announced, the event will be hosted by SiriusXM personality Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley from their immensely popular series, Stars in the House that has been bringing Broadway to so many throughout the pandemic. HARMONY will be streamed live on Saturday, February 13th from 8 - 9pm EST for all to enjoy for FREE from the comfort of their own homes.

For years Harmony has celebrated the power of music to bring people together and this year is no exception. For the first time, however, it will do so virtually for a worldwide audience and will be FREE for all to watch. The evening will include special guest performances, celebrity interviews, exciting silent auction prizes, musical memories, inspiring fundraising, and more to support both the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, Youth Pride Chorus, and Tonewall who have found new ways to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and bring music to all during these unprecedented times.

HARMONY 2021 will reunite guests stars and honorees from galas past plus new friends including Nick Adams (Falsettos), Frenchie Davis (Rent), Sidney Dupont (Beautiful), Henry Gottfried (Waitress), Ann Harada (Avenue Q), Jessica Hendy (Cats), Marla Louissaint (Beautiful), John Tartaglia (Avenue Q), Vishal Vaidya (Groundhog Day), Tyler Whitman (Bravo's Million Dollar Listing New York) and more to be announced.

For more information and to make a (required, but FREE) reservation visit: www.Harmony2021.givesmart.com.


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