STAGE TUBE: Kelli O'Hara and NYFOS's Steven Blier Voice Support for the FSH Society
On September 24th, pianist Steven Blier headlined a benefit concert at the New York Botanical Gardens to raise funds for FSH Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD). The most common form of muscular dystrophy, FSHD has left Blier unable to walk. Sharing the stage with him was his friend Kelli O'Hara, the multi Tony Award-nominated singer and actress who has entranced audiences in such Broadway hits as South Pacific, The Pajama Game and, currently, Nice Work If You Can Get It.
At the benefit event, the pair captivated the crowd with Gershwin, Sondheim and other classics from the American songbook, but they also had an urgent message to deliver through a new video, which appears below.
The event was a smash success, raising $250,000 for the FSH Society, a national grassroots organization that assists patients and funds research on the devastating disease. For more information, visit http://fshsociety.org/.