STAGE TUBE: Daniel Quadrino and Company Sing 'Imagine' at 2016 Broadway Sings for Pride Benefit
Award-winning non-for-profit Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com) held their 6th annual PRIDE benefit concert on Monday, June 20, 2016. To start the night, Daniel Quadrino, from Broadway's Wicked and Newsies, sang "Imagine" to reflect on the tragedy that happened in Orlando. He was joined onstage by members of the New York community, to echo the sentiment that New York stands behind Orlando and that art can be used to inspire and change minds. Scroll down for a video of the performance!There was a special introduction by founder and creative director Neal Bennington & co-host and LBGT activist Tommy DiDario. Uniting on stage was: Bebe Neuwirth (Emmy And 2 Time Tony Award Winner, Madam Secretary), Ruth Coker Burks (AIDS Activist), Tommy DiDario (Lifestyle Writer, Advocate & Entrepreneur), Henry Krieger (Grammy-award Winning Composer, Tony And Academy Award Nominee, Dreamgirls), BROCK CIARLELLI (Abc's The Middle), Kimberley Locke (Pop Star, American Idol, Television Host), Nathan Lee Graham (Zoolander, Broadway's Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert), Christiane Noll (Tony Nominee, Broadway's Ragtime & Jekyll & Hyde), Jason Stuart (The Birth Of A Nation, Fox's Sleepy Hollow), Mia Gentile (Broadway's Kinky Boots), Daniel Quadrino (Broadway's Newsies & Wicked), Cory Wade (America's Next Top Model), Dante Melucci (Broadway's School Of Rock), A.J. Shively (Drama Desk Award Nominee, Bright Star, La Cage Aux Folles 2010 Revival), Dalton Maldonado ("Person Of The Year" By Outsports, Openly Gay Athlete), N'kenge (Original Broadway Casts Of Motown The Musical, Sondheim On Sondheim), Rebecca Larkin (Broadway: Lincoln Center's South Pacific And Avenue Q), Cody Scott Lancaster (Broadway's Rock Of Ages), Nasia Thomas (Beautiful:the Carole King Musical Broadway), Keala Settle (Side Show, Les Mis And Waitress), Avery D. Wilson (Mister United States 2016), Adam B. Shapiro (Hbo Film's The Normal Heart, Netflix Master Of None), Eric Anthony Lopez (Phantom Of The Opera Uk), Javier Ignacio (Side Show Revival), Jeffrey Marsh (Social Media Personality), Rachel Lorin (Star Of Oxygen Network's The Next Big Thing, Recording Artist), Richie Abanes (Dreamgirls, Original Broadway Cast), Todd Buonopane (Broadway: Rodgers And Hammerstein's Cinderella, 2007 Grease Revival, Chicago), Amaker Smith (Broadway's Priscilla Queen Of The Desert), John Paul Almon (Side Show, Original Broadway Production), Lindsay Lavin (Broadway Sings Tv, Seth Rudetsky's Broadway), Brian Craft (Off Broadway's Let My People Come), Angelo Rios (Jesus Christ Superstar National Tour), Bridgette Angelique (Singer), Brandon Garr (Fashion/wardrobe Stylist), Jake Tyler Marks (Wagner College Main Stage's Cats), Dalton Joseph Primeaux (Writer And Blogger), Enisa (Wilhelmina Model & Singer), Tym Moss (Girl, A Lopsided Tree Won't Ruin Christmas), Lindsay Cherin (NJ Idol), Trevor Braun (Disney's The Little Mermaid On Broadway), Neal Bennington (Broadway Sings for Pride Founder), Amy Nahhas (Makeup), Emma Berley (Makeup), Geneva Fong (Makeup). In the BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE band were: Charles Santoro - Piano , Arranger, Music Director; Rick Merino - Guitar; Joe Mankin - Bass Guitar; and John Ferrari - Percussion. Launched in June 2011, Broadway Sings for Pride grew out of the tragic suicides within the gay community, and we have received support from Neil Patrick Harris, Channing Tatum, Carol Channing, Bryan Cranston, Kathy Griffin, LeAnn Rimes, Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Joy Behar, Wendy Williams and many others. They stage concerts and events that bring to light the challenges faced in the LGBT community, using the funds raised from these programs to aid LGBTQ youth and their families either directly or through supporting like-minded service organizations. They have been honored by Wagner College (Citizen Alum Award 2015 Honoree), Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival's 2015 Non-Profit Organization All-Star Award, Tyler Clementi Foundation's The Upstander Legacy Honoree Host Committee Member, and a four-time nominee for "Most Valuable Campaign" & "Most Valuable Organizer" from the New Organizing Institute.