Spend an unforgettable evening with fellow art and music lovers celebrating the power and beauty of expression. This year Broadway Stands Up for Freedom welcomes Kurt Crowley of “Hamilton: An American Musical” as the music director for the show. The concert will also feature Gavin Creel, 2017 Tony award winning actor and Chris Jackson, 2015 Tony-award nominated actor from Hamilton: An American Musical. Brilliant Broadway songwriter teams creating original music, written and composed exclusively for this concert, will be performed by a lineup of Broadway’s brightest stars and up-and-coming talent. Each song highlights a different civil liberties issue and the work of the ACLU and NYCLU using humor, irony and the freedom of expression!
Ticket sales and sponsorships support the ACLU & NYCLU’s mission to protect the rights of all New Yorkers.
The evening will also showcase the teenage winners of the NYCLU’s Freedom of Expression contest, which invites New York City public schools students to speak their minds on important civil liberties issues in their lives.
INAUGURAL FREEDOM AWARD
Join us as we honor Mr. Harry Belafonte with our first-ever Freedom Award for his contributions as an artist and activist for human rights.
Brooks Ashmanskas, Sunday in the Park with George, Shuffle Along
Jenni Barber, Sunday in the Park with George, The Nance
Susan Blackwell*, Talk show host of Side by Side on Broadway.com
Kyle Branzel, Actor & Musician, Murder for Two
Andrea Burns, Drama Desk Award Winner
David Cale, The Total Bent, The Threepenny Opera
Gavin Creel*, Tony Award Winner (2017), Drama Desk Award Winner
William Darling, Artist & Musician
Christopher Ryan Grant, Million Dollar Quartet
Sean Green, Artist & Singer
Josh Greenblatt, Singer & Dancer
Michael Friedman*, 3-Time Drama Desk Nominee, Obie Award Winner
Celia Keenan-Bolger, 3-Time Tony Award Nominee, 2-Time Drama Desk Winner
Andrew Kober, Hair, She Loves Me, Les Miserables
Doreen Montalvo, In the Heights, On Your Feet
Nhlanhla Ngobeni, The Lion King
Zach Prince, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Last Five Years
Rafael Sochakov, Singer
Liana Stampur, Broadway Stands Up For Freedom Co-Founder
Shaina Taub*, Jonathan Larsen Award Winner, Lucille Lortel nominee, MacDowell Colony Resident
Taylor Trensch, Broadway 2017 - Hello, Dolly!
Brandon Uranowitz, 2-Time Tony Award Nominee
Adrienne Warren, Tony Award Nominee
*Also a songwriter
Ryan Fielding Garrett, Music Director-Kinky Boots (2014-2016)
Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair, Joseph Jefferson Award Winners, Drama Desk Award nominees, the ASCAP Foundation’s Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award Winners
Michael Kooman & Chris Dimond b/k/a Kooman & Dimond, of Dani Girl, Homemade Fusion, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes; 2011 debut album, Out of Our Heads
Michael R. Jackson, Dramatist Guild Fellow
Brian Lowdermilk, Richard Rodgers Staged Reading Award Winner, Dramatist Guild Fellow, Alan Menken Award Winner, and Kait Kerrigan, Edward Kleban Award Winner
Clinton Curtis, Founder and Front man, The Clinton Curtis Band
Chris Miller, Tuck Everlasting
Mark “Stew” Stewart, Tony Award Winner, Drama Desk Award Winner
Georgia Stitt, Harold Arlen Award Winner, ANMT Search for New Voices in American Musical Theatre Winner, ASCAP Frederick Loewe Fellowship Winner, the Harold Arlen Award Winner, the Sue Brewer Award Winner
Nathan Tysen, Tony Award nominee
BROADWAY STANDS UP SPONSORS
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
Lowenstein Sandler PC
Marianne & Steve Mills
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1199 SEIU - United Healthcare
Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
David Wright Tremaine LLP
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Outten & Golden LLP
Corsair Capital Management
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C.
Lamb Financial Group
Levy Ratner, P.C.
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