Behind the Scenes - Spring 2021

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MARCH 2020 - FEBRUARY 2021

Behind the Scenes



Behind the Scenes is published by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

To call the last 12 months “unprecedented” would be an understatement. A little more than a year ago, I never would have anticipated we’d face a industry-wide shutdown that would leave our friends and colleagues out of work for more than a year. We’ve also felt profound sadness as the pandemic’s cruel hand robbed us of brilliant artists, dear friends, family and colleagues. Tom Viola, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Lane Beauchamp, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Larry Cook, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE


Valerie Lau-Kee Lai, PRODUCING DIRECTOR Danny Whitman, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS Robert E. Wankel, PRESIDENT Thomas Schumacher, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Ira Mont, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT Mary McColl, SECOND VICE PRESIDENT Sherry Cohen,THIRD VICE PRESIDENT Philip Birsh, TREASURER Judith Rice, SECRETARY Paul Libin, PRESIDENT EMERITUS BOARD OF TRUSTEES Cornelius Baker John Barnes Scott Barnes Joseph Benincasa David Binder Chris Boneau Barry Brown Kate Burton Lisa Dawn Cave Kathleen Chalfant Gavin Creel Alan Cumming Maria Di Dia Richard Frankel Richard Hester Richard Jay-Alexander Beverly Jenkins Cherry Jones Frances Jue Tom Kirdahy Adam Krauthamer Nathan Lane Peter Lawrence

Joe Machota Nancy Mahon Kimberly Marable Kevin McCollum Jerry Mitchell Brian Moreland Javier Muñoz Bernadette Peters Billy Porter Lauren Reid Chita Rivera Jordan Roth Nick Scandalios Robert Score Mark Shacket Kate Shindle Charlotte St. Martin David Stone Tim Tompkins Tom Viola (ex-officio) Channing Wickham Schele Williams

BEHIND THE SCENES Editors Tom Viola, Lane Beauchamp Layout & Design Jenny Garcia

And yet when theaters went dark, you became our light. In this special, pandemic-focused issue of Behind the Scenes you’ll read how theater makers have supported their friends and neighbors through Broadway Cares. Many of our annual tentpole events such as Broadway Bares and Fire Island Dance Festival pivoted to online presentations. We were also able to “open the vault” and revive beloved past events to enjoy once again. In addition, scores of theater artists created virtual streaming productions to raise support for Broadway Cares. That outpouring of creativity allowed us to extend a lifeline to thousands in our industry who are still struggling. In this edition, you can read about how those funds have supported emergency grants for pandemic relief and social justice initiatives. Your support also allowed us to continue our vital National Grants Program, which provides food insecurity relief to organizations nationwide. We’re also extremely grateful to have sent more than $11 million to The Actors Fund in 2020, including $6.5 million from our COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund for those in our industry who never expected to need a helping hand. While we never expected the devastation of the past year, the kindness and compassion you’ve shown is not surprising - it’s what you’ve been sharing with us for more than 30 years. Recently André De Shields shared some wisdom in a Zoom meet-and-greet with a donor. “Generosity and gratitude are the fuel of the universe,” he said. I could not agree more. Thank you for being our most precious fuel, indeed, our lifeblood, even when the world has turned upside down. I am forever grateful. Sincerely, Tom Viola Executive Director

Board of Trustees Adds Six Industry Leaders

Writers Mo Brady, Michael Fatica, Francesca Toscano Contributors Sarah Cardillo, Gary Damiano, Nick Mayo Photographers

Roberto Araujo, Rommel Demano, Michael James, Virginia Sherwood/NBC, Monica Simoes, Allison Stock, Evan Zimmerman On the cover: Jerusha Cavazos by Mati Ficara, Michaelah Reynolds


Behind the Scenes

Six Broadway stalwarts and champions of Broadway Cares/Equity FIghts AIDS - Adam Krauthamer, Kimberly Marable, Brian Moreland, Javier Muñoz, Billy Porter and Schele Williams - joined the Broadway Cares Board of Trustees in October with the start of the 2021 fiscal year. “These impressive leaders have dedicated themselves to those who’ve been marginalized, silenced and overlooked, the very people helped by our grants,” said Robert E. Wankel, president of the Board of Trustees and chairman and CEO of The Shubert Organization. “Broadway Cares and this board are committed to bringing new voices to the table and having those voices play an integral role in our future. This is another step in that direction, through there is still work to be done.” Krauthamer is a Broadway musician and president and executive director of Local 802, New York American Federation of Musicians. Marable is an actor appearing in Broadway’s Hadestown and co-founder of Broadway Serves. Moreland, who helped bring the acclaimed The Lifespan of a Fact to Broadway, is a producer of last season’s Tony Award-nominated plays Sea Wall/A Life and The Sound Inside. Muñoz, known for playing the title role in Hamilton and In the Heights as well his work in television and film, is a cancer survivor who’s lived with HIV since 2002 and is a passionate HIV/AIDS and social justice activist. Porter is a Tony winner for Kinky Boots and history-making Emmy Award winner for Pose, as well as a fierce advocate for HIV/AIDS care and social justice. Williams, a 30-year theater veteran, is a celebrated director recently tapped to lead Disney Theatrical Productions’ revival of Aida.

2020 GRANT-MAKING “Where does all that money go?” The Actors Fund COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund


Every Artist Insured Services

$ 1,000,000

HIV/AIDS Initiative

$ 1,000,000

The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts

$ 900,000

Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative

$ 400,000

Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC)

$ 350,000

Addiction and Recovery Services

$ 300,000

The Career Center

$ 200,000

Safe Workplace Initiative

$ 200,000

The Dancers’ Resource



Senior Services



The Stage Managers’ Project



Looking Ahead – The Paul Libin Center



Miscellaneous Special event sponsorship, memorial donations



The Actors Fund Total


National Grants Food Service and Meal Delivery Programs 135 organizations in 37 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

$ 2,317,000

Local AIDS Service Organizations 317 organizations in 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., providing direct services and case management, supportive housing programs, emergency financial assistance, harm reduction programs and quality of life services

$ 2,023,000

Emergency Grants for Pandemic Relief

$ 955,755

Supplemental Grants and Shared Support

$ 942,000

Natural Disaster Relief in name of Broadway community

$ 200,000

National Grants Total


International Grants South Africa organizations in honor of The Lion King

$ 343,500

The AFC (Canada), TheatreMAD (U.K.) and others


International Grants Total

2020 Grant-making Total


$ 398,000



MISSION STATEMENT Approved by the Board of Trustees on May 27, 2010

•  T o mobilize the unique abilities within the entertainment industry to mitigate the suffering of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS; •  To ensure direct support specifically through social services and programs of The Actors Fund to all individuals in the entertainment industry affected by critical health issues, including but not limited to HIV/AIDS; •  To support organizations across the country which provide treatment or services for people specifically affected by HIV/AIDS and their families; •  To promote and encourage public support for national and international programs and services which benefit people with HIV/AIDS; •  To increase public awareness and understanding of HIV/AIDS through the creation and dissemination of educational materials; •  To support efforts by the entertainment industry to address other critical health issues or respond to an emergency, in each case as approved by the Board of Trustees; •  To support efforts by the entertainment industry in other charitable or educational endeavors, in each case as approved by the Board of Trustees.




The Actors Fund National & Int’l Total


Where Does All That Money Go?

1987-1992 Equity Fights AIDS 1987-1992 Broadway Cares


Virtual Events

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Contributions

10 The Actors Fund 12 Emergency Grants for Pandemic Relief 14 National Food Grants 16 Emergency Outreach Grants 17 Angels Circle 23 Fred Ebb Foundation


5/92-12/92 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 * unaudited

Grant-making Total 1988-2020 Behind the Scenes

$ 2,775,250

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

634,000 1,654,000 1,758,000 1,791,000 2,010,000 2,247,500 2,471,000 2,700,000 2,955,336 2,829,500 2,732,000 3,022,500 3,360,500 3,516,500 3,517,500 3,671,500 4,302,000 3,400,000 4,160,000 4,014,500 4,625,000 4,300,000 4,603,000 5,175,500 5,602,550 5,537,000 5,898,000 6,186,000 11,225,000 $11,225,00 $ 112,674,636

$ 1,067,000 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

771,780 1,184,119 676,404 707,916 1,400,549 1,342,200 1,711,819 3,039,841 3,033,566 3,238,765 2,689,679 3,115,969 4,437,338 4,469,798 4,518,364 5,152,546 5,737,298 4,492,489 5,824,988 5,305,700 6,218,796 6,190,056 6,091,777 6,780,596 6,452,808 7,836,709 7,787,258 8,628,199 6,835,775

$ 2,775,250 $ 1,067,000

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

1,405,780 2,838,119 2,434,404 2,498,916 3,410,549 3,589,700 4,182,819 5,739,841 5,988,902 6,068,265 5,421,679 6,138,469 7,797,838 7,986,298 8,035,864 8,824,046 10,039,298 7,892,489 9,984,988 9,320,200 10,843,796 10,490,056 10,694,777 11,956,096 12,055,358 13,373,709 13,685,258 14,814,199 18,060,775

$ 126,740,099 $ 239,414,735

Virtual Events

Online Experiences Fill Void After Pandemic Pauses Live Events W

hen the pandemic closing notice went up on Broadway and in theaters across the country on March 12, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS was one week into its spring in-theater appeals and just four days away from presenting Broadway Backwards. Suddenly, the annual in-person fundraising efforts, which have always been the lifeblood of Broadway Cares’ efforts were in limbo. While initial indications were the shutdown would only be a matter of weeks, reality quickly made clear it would be much longer. As the nation grappled with illness, job loss and unprecedented changes to everyday life, the need for help - the exact kind of help the now-on-hold fundraising efforts would provide was critically dire.

Lips Together, Teeth Apart More than 50,000 theater fans around the world tuned in to one of the first starry livestreams of the pandemic. On April 6, Broadway. com streamed a reading of Lips Together, Teeth Apart to honor playwright Terrence McNally, who died weeks earlier from COVID-19. The play starred Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ari Graynor, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Zachary Quinto and was directed by Trip Cullman. April 6

Total Raised: $75,000

80+ virtual events raise $7 million for those in need

To address the needs, Broadway Cares quickly shifted its focus to online events, joining forces with the wildly inventive and endlessly generous theatrical community to make fundraising a reality even during a pandemic. In the past year, more than 80 virtual events have been produced to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, raising $7 million for those in need. This is a highlight of some of them.

Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway The November 2019 in-person concert Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway found a second life when it was streamed April 17 as a benefit for Broadway Cares’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. Hosted live by Frozen star Ryan McCartan from his family’s home, the stream also included new remote interviews with other Disney on Broadway favorites including Sierra Boggess, Susan Egan and Michael James Scott. Among the show’s joyous performances were Christian Borle, Mandy Gonzalez, James Monroe Iglehart, Ashley Park, a reunion of cast members of Newsies and a special welcome from Whoopi Goldberg. April 17

Total Raised: $609,479

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Buyer & Cellar The incomparable Michael Urie brought joy and delightful irreverence to his live, site-specific performance of Jonathan Tolins’ Buyer & Cellar on April 19. The performance starred Urie as Alex, the sole employee of Barbra Streisand’s private shopping mall in the basement of her Malibu mansion. The show was directed by Nic Cory, based on the original production by Stephen Brackett. April 19

Total Raised: $209,262

Broadway Does Mother’s Day The theater community reunited from their homes to give fans the Mother’s Day matinee we all needed. Broadway stars, their children and their mothers gathered in a celebratory explosion of musical numbers, comedy, special guests and surprises. The stream, produced by Stanley Bahorek, Megan Loughran, Erica Rotstein and directed by Ashley Rodbro, benefited Broadway Cares’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. This star-studded afternoon included Laura Benanti, LaChanze, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters, Vanessa Williams and many more, as well as the casts from 15 Broadway shows. May 10

Total Raised: $170,114

Chita: A Legendary Celebration The illustrious Chita Rivera illuminated screens with a stream of her one-night-only concert Chita: A Legendary Celebration. The original concert celebrated Rivera’s 80th birthday in 2013, taking fans through her storied career with fiery performances from West Side Story, Chicago, Bye Bye Birdie, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Rink, Sweet Charity and more. The streamed edition on May 29 featured new interviews with Rivera from her home, conducted remotely by veteran Broadway journalist Richard Ridge. May 29

Total Raised: $100,036

Pride 2020 streamed an epic multi-night Pride Plays series featuring four livestreamed readings of plays by and about the LGBTQIA+ community. The works included Mart Crowley’s The Men from the Boys, directed by Zachary Quinto; Masculinity Max by MJ Kaufman; one in two by Donja R. Love; and The Five Lesbian Brothers’ Brave Smiles...Another Lesbian Tragedy. The event culminated in a musical celebration with Playbill’s Pride Spectacular on June 28, hosted by Michael Urie and featuring a dynamic roster of stars including Jelani Alladin, Alexandra Billings, Jenn Colella, Harvey Fierstein, Michael R. Jackson, John Cameron Mitchell, George Salazar and more. June 12-28

Total Raised: $108,357

Bernadette Peters: A Special Concert The legendary Bernadette Peters’ powerhouse performance at her 2009 event, Bernadette Peters: A Special Concert, was streamed online for the first time ever on July 10. Peters took fans through a lineup of beloved Broadway showstoppers, performing numbers from Carousel, Company, Follies, Gypsy, Into the Woods, The King and I, Merrily We Roll Along, The Most Happy Fella, Shenandoah, South Pacific, Sunday in the Park with George and Sweeney Todd, plus songs from the films Pinocchio and Reds. Peters was joined by actor and friend Michael Urie in all-new conversations about the concert and Peters’ celebrated career. July 10


Behind the Scenes

Total Raised: $252,575

Virtual Fire Island Dance Festival When it became clear that gathering in person on the shores of New York’s Great South Bay for the 26th year wouldn’t be possible, the Fire Island Dance Festival shifted online July 17 for its annual celebration of dance. Three spirited world premiere pieces debuted, filmed in unique, socially distant settings and featuring choreography by Larry Keigwin, Stephen Petronio and Ayodele Casel. Favorites works from years’ past by choreographers Kyle Abraham, Al Blackstone and Garrett Smith were also included, satiating fans’ appetite for the stunning Fire Island stage views that typically frame the pieces. The dance festival is produced by Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. July 17

Total Raised: $251,485.00

NextGen Spotlight Conceived, hosted and directed by Jelani Remy from Broadway’s Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations, the NextGen Spotlight paired the next generation of Broadway talent with special performances and conversations with LaChanze, Douglas Lyons, Sergio Trujillo and more Broadway favorites. The invigorating presentation, held over Zoom on July 27, was produced by the NextGen Network, a community of young professionals committed to supporting the work of Broadway Cares. July 27

Total Raised: $31,049

Broadway Bares: Zoom In Tens of thousands of fans around the world “Zoomed In” to watch sensational striptease when the first-ever digital edition of Broadway Bares streamed August 1. Broadway Bares: Zoom In featured all-new opening and closing numbers, performed and filmed individually by socially distanced dancers during the pandemic. The show highlighted unforgettable moments, insider stories and special guest stars across the event’s 29 spectacular years. Broadway Bares: Zoom In was directed by Jerry Mitchell and written by Troy Britton Johnson, and featured appearances from and interviews with past dancers, choreographers and celebrity fans of Broadway Bares. The stream generated $996,937 in donations. At the conclusion of the stream, Broadway Bares dancers and those behind-the-scenes launched Stripathon, their annual, competitive fundraising campaign. More than 210 participants, many of them forced out of work by the pandemic, nevertheless jumped into the five-week fundraising campaign. The effort raised a remarkable $368,790 with nearly 6,000 donations. Dancer Mark MacKillop garnered the top fundraising spot with $30,135 in donations. In a show of appreciation for the years of generosity these individuals have shared through their fundraising and talents, up to $500 of each person’s fundraising effort was awarded back to them. August 1

Total Raised: $1,365,727

Songs from an Unmade Bed Tony Award winner BD Wong and videographer Richert Schnorr reimagined the one-man theatrical show Songs from an Unmade Bed into a pandemic-inspired series of imaginative and artistic music videos. The stream, shared on August 8, included special guest Bowen Yang of Saturday Night Live and a bevy of Asian Broadway performers including Telly Leung, Raymond J. Lee and more, all who created contributions from their own homes. August 8

Total Raised: $111,159

Broadway Cares Virtual 5K Fundraisers hit the streets, trails and treadmills as they ran, walked, hiked, biked or even danced for the first Broadway Cares Virtual 5K. The 255 fundraisers in the virtual 5K, presented in partnership with, were invited to complete the 5K from anywhere, on socially distanced streets or even in living rooms and backyards. Following weeks of dedicated fundraising, the group moved to make a difference the weekend of August 22-23. Among the fundraisers were company members of A Bronx Tale, A Christmas Carol, Come From Away, Frozen, Les Misérables, The Lion King, The Rose Tattoo and more. August 22-23

Quarantunes Quarantunes, a series of invite-only, exclusive Zoom concerts hosted by WME Partner Richard Weitz and his teenage daughter Demi Weitz, shared two editions of the unique experiences as benefits for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Quarantunes is the hottest online house party in Hollywood and viewers never have to leave their couch. It’s a low-key and wildly fabulous insider party where anyone might drop by to perform from their living room, at-home recording studio or desk for scores of VIPs also on the video call. The unique online house concerts that benefited Broadway Cares were held on June 27 and October 18. The livestreams welcomed intimate performances from a wide array of Broadway luminaries including Shoshana Bean, Reeve Carney, Deborah Cox, Lena Hall, Megan Hilty, Jennifer Hudson, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Ramin Karimloo, Cyndi Lauper, Norm Lewis, Idina Menzel, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Abby Mueller, Eva Noblezada, Leslie Odom Jr., Lauren Patten, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Phillipa Soo, Jarrod Spector and dozens more. Broadway legends Julie Andrews, Nathan Lane, Judith Light, Bebe Neuwirth and Bernadette Peters spoke eloquently about their long connections to Broadway Cares and the impact every donation would make for those in need.

June 27 and October 18

Total Raised: $2.1 million

Total Raised: $81,854

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction The inability to gather in person in New York City’s famed Theater District didn’t keep fans, stars and insiders from coming together to celebrate all things Broadway at the first virtual edition of the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction on September 20. The day brought out the Broadway lover in everyone as they relished the opportunity to celebrate the theatrical community. Though the event that’s traditionally held on West 44th and West 45th Streets landed online, the virtual attendees still connected and shared meet-and-greet selfies and virtual Flea Market hauls on social media, gathered on Zoom for a unique live auction, and bid on and bought theatrical treasures online. September 20

Total Raised: $316,282 Behind the Scenes


¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo helmed this celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, serving as director and choreographer of the concert extravaganza. The stream featured a company of more than 100 Latinx artists, including Broadway favorites Andréa Burns, Ariana DeBose and Karen Olivo with special appearances by the likes of Gloria Estefan and John Leguizamo. The October 1 steam benefited Broadway Cares, affiliate organization R.Evolución Latina and Broadway Bridges, a program of the Broadway League. October 1

Total Raised: $190,331

Virtual Hudson Valley Dance Festival The pandemic did not stop dance enthusiasts from experiencing the rich artistic culture of upstate New York as the Hudson Valley Dance Festival celebrated its eighth iteration virtually on October 10. The event featured festival premieres, made-forthe-moment dance films and favorites from past years. Multiple pieces were reflections on life during the pandemic. Among the choreographers featured were Ayodele Casel, Billy Griffin, Stephen Petronio, Jamar Roberts, Caleb Teicher, Peter Walker and Adam Weinert. October 10

Total Raised: $100,727

Sticks & Stones A stream of the new musical Sticks & Stones, written and produced by John McDaniel and Scott Logsdon, told the classic tale of underdog David’s defeat of behemoth Goliath to illustrate the prevalent issue of bullying in today’s society. Joining Broadway mainstays Audra McDonald, Javier Muñoz, George Salazar, Mykel Kilgore and Joshua Colley were voices from around the globe as an ensemble representing 34 states. Fans tuned in October 16 to the concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, which supports the mental health and emotional wellness of young people. October 16

Total Raised: $12,148

Cats4COVID Relief The third national tour of Cats reclaimed the virtual stage in a purrfectly nostalgic celebration of the Andrew Lloyd Webber tale. More than 30 cast members from across the country collaborated on the October 23 stream, which included new takes on classic numbers “Memory,” “Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats” and “The Naming of Cats.” October 23

Total Raised: $22,266

I Put a Spell on You The spooktacular, fantastical stream of I Put a Spell on You, an over-the-top and cinematic collection of highly produced music videos paying homage to Hocus Pocus, premiered October 29. The show was created by and starred Broadway’s Jay Armstrong Johnson, who led the Sanderson Sisters trio as they recruited their villainous friends in an attempt to track down children and break the internet. The stream featured stunning in-person performances, filmed under strict COVID-19 production protocols, from Nick Rashad Burroughs, Gavin Creel, J. Harrison Ghee, Robyn Hurder, Eva Noblezada, Will Swenson and many more. October 29


Behind the Scenes

Total Raised: $239,241

Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens The song cycle Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens was created in the face of the AIDS pandemic, and was revived during another on World AIDS Day 2020 in a streamed event benefiting Broadway Cares. The stream opened with an all-new monologue performed by the legendary Nathan Lane. The piece, updated to fit the challenges of 2020, told the story of a long-term survivor of HIV who ultimately succumbed to COVID-19. Fifty additional stars of the stage and screen, including Brooks Ashmanskas, Fran Drescher, Robin de Jesús, Gideon Glick, Jayne Houdyshell, Cherry Jones, Telly Leung, Cynthia Nixon, Okieriete Onaodowan, JK Simmons and Marisha Wallace, contributed their talents to honor those lost to AIDS through song and spoken word. The online revival of the 1996 piece, written by Bill Russell and Janet Hood, was directed by Russell and Justin Ross Cohen. December 1

Total Raised: $82,334

Who’s Holiday! Lesli Margherita’s hilarious performance in Matthew Lombardo’s Who’s Holiday! made its streaming debut December 11. The celebrated Off-Broadway one-woman show, directed by Carl Andress, tells the story of a middle-aged Cindy Lou Who as she recounts events from her sordid past. Fans were transported from their living rooms to Cindy’s beaten-down trailer on Mount Crumpit for this riotous twist on a classic Dr. Seuss tale. December 11

Total Raised: $36,904

Home for the Holidays Holiday spirit was all around when viewers tuned in to Home for the Holidays, a joyous celebration of holiday traditions on December 15. From the heart of South Africa with cast members of The Lion King to the snowy shores of Newfoundland with the cast of Come From Away, some of Broadway’s most celebrated stars shared songs based on traditions from their homes and from where their shows are set. Among the performers were André De Shields, Carolee Carmello, Alan Cumming, Tovah Feldshuh, Victor Garber, Heather Headley, Karen Olivo and Conrad Ricamora. The show was hosted and conceived by Jelani Remy from Broadway’s Ain’t Too Proud – The Life of Times of The Temptations. December 15

Total Raised: $126,141

Three Hotels Two-time Tony Award nominee Moisés Kaufman directed a streamed reading of Jon Robin Baitz’s deeply stirring play Three Hotels on January 26. Two-time Emmy Award winner Bobby Cannavale and Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei starred in the play, a deeply human story that unfolded through monologues set in hotel rooms in Morocco, the Virgin Islands

and Mexico. Written by one of America’s most lauded playwrights, Three Hotels’ humor, tragedy and penetrating insight followed Cannavale and Tomei as a married couple reflecting on their lives as players in the game of international business. January 26

Total Raised: $113,299

ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway Ten years after their grand onstage finale, the stars of ABC Daytime gathered online February 11 for a trip through the performance archives and new conversations that reunited stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. Daytime TV legends Susan Lucci, Anthony Geary, Finola Hughes, Cameron Mathison and dozens more shared behind-the-scenes stories and their favorite numbers from the seven editions of the annual onstage benefit ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares, which ran from 2005 through 2011. The stream also included numbers from Broadway stars - then daytime actors, too Renée Elise Goldsberry, Tonya Pinkins and Jason Tam. February 11

Total Raised: $130,565

One Night Only: The Best of Broadway and NBC's New Year's Eve 2021


roadcast from the streets of New York City outside of shuttered theatre doors, the industry’s lights shined again for NBC’s One Night Only: The Best of Broadway on December 10. The two-hour nationally televised special, hosted by Tina Fey, featured the casts of eight Broadway shows and included special performances from Kelly Clarkson, Patti LaBelle and Brett Eldredge. Dancing filled the streets on this joyous night, as fans and performers celebrated the theater community that has been shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. The evening included personal appeals for donations

from Barbra Streisand and Broadway stalwarts Sean Hayes, Nathan Lane, Billy Porter and Vanessa Williams. On New Year’s Eve, Broadway Cares was again featured on NBC during the network’s nationally broadcast countdown to 2021, hosted by Carson Daly. During the evening of live music performances, Nathan Lane and Vanessa Williams returned to the network to encourage donations to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Total Raised: $4,001,269 Behind the Scenes


The Actors Fund

“My dream was snatched away.” - NaTonia Monét

Helping Those Who Usually Step Up to Help Others N

aTonia Monét had just made her Broadway debut in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, fulfilling a decade-long dream. Then, the pandemic hit. “My dream was snatched away,” Monét said. “And I was faced with the reality of my entire industry being shut down. No work for weeks, then months - now it’s anybody’s guess when we can work again.” Broadway alone supports more than 96,000 jobs in New York City, according to The Broadway League. Multiply that by theaters and arts communities across the country and there are hundreds of thousands facing the same dark days as Monét, not knowing if they can pay next month’s rent or even put food on the table next week. Just days after the Broadway shut down, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS launched the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, created specifically to help all those onstage, backstage and behind the scenes find some solace of hope and help.


Behind the Scenes

The emergency fund, seeded with $250,000 from Broadway Cares, would be administered by The Actors Fund, the employee assistance program of the entertainment industry. Broadway Cares has been the largest single financial supporter of The Actors Fund for decades. With the community in trouble, a pandemic wasn’t going to change that. “When crises hit, the extended Broadway community and the theater fans everywhere have always responded with generosity, compassion and action,” said Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. “Buoyed by and on behalf of those onstage, backstage and throughout the theaters of New York City and on the road, we proudly launched this emergency initiative to provide immediate, basic support for those facing uncertainty in this unsettling pandemic.” The launch of the Broadway Cares fund inspired more than 20 Broadway producers to pledge a $1 million challenge match, doubling the impact of every donation. Once that sum was raised, a second wave of philanthropic producers stepped up with another $1 million.

Broadway Cares’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund has helped The Actors Fund provide urgent support to more than 15,000 individuals. By the one-year anniversary of the shut down, Broadway Cares will have sent $9 million to The Actors Fund specifically to help everyone in entertainment and the performing arts during the pandemic - emergency support that will continue throughout the pandemic. In addition to the struggle to feed their families and pay their rent, entertainment professionals soon began facing the loss of health insurance. Many artists qualify for insurance eligibility through their respective unions based on the amount of weeks they work. And with no work in sight, keeping their health insurance became perilous. Thanks to a lead contribution of $1 million from Broadway Cares, The Actors Fund launched the Every Artist Insured initiative, expanding on its existing health insurance counseling and enrollment support services. The new initiative provides additional education and help in choosing and attaining affordable health insurance plans through state insurance exchanges.

While support for those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic captured most of the attention, The Actors Fund's ongoing safety net of programs continues helping everyone in entertainment and the performing arts. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS remains the single largest financial supporter of those programs.

And the need continues. With Broadway not opening until summer or later, and theaters across the country on an uncertain timetable as well, tens of thousands of entertainment professionals remain in peril.

In addition to the $7.5 million shared with The Actors

“If you’ve been streaming Netflix or tuned into Hamilton on Disney+ or watching anything online during the pandemic, you know the importance of artists,” Monét said. “But we still have no paycheck right now. We’re just trying to figure out how we’re going to cover our bills and survive until theaters reopen. To those who’ve donated, thank you for your compassion. It’s something the world needs right now.”

established programs.

Fund in fiscal year 2020 from the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund and for Every Artist Insured services, Broadway Cares awarded another $3.7 million for its

SAFETY NET OF SUPPORT HIV/AIDS Initiative ............................... $1,000,000

The producers who generously came together to offer the first $1 million challenge were Spencer Ross, Rebecca Gold Milikowsky, Elizabeth Armstrong, Bill Damaschke, Diana DiMenna, Jeanne Donovan Fisher, S. Asher Gelman, John Gore & Lauren Reid/The John Gore Organization, Louise Gund, Judi Krupp, Larry & Beth Lenke, Carmen Pavlovic & Gerry Ryan, Marc Platt, Daryl Roth, Jordan Roth, Scott Rudin, Jeffrey Seller, Jana Shea, Iris Smith, David Stone and Barbara Whitman. Reid, Roth and Stone also serve on the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Board of Trustees.

The Friedman Health Center

Inspired by the first $1 million match challenge, theatrical production company No Guarantees (Christine Schwarzman & Darren Johnston) kicked off the second match by reaching out to their collaborators to form a new group for a producers’ match. The producers offering the second match were The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation; Deborah Barrera/ FireMused Productions; Adam Blanshay & André Desmarais; Jamie deRoy; Barry Diller, David Geffen & Scott Rudin; Amanda Dubois; Wendy Federman; Tina Fey & Lorne Michaels; Barbara H. Freitag; Getter Entertainment; Mara Isaacs; Junkyard Dog Productions; Stephanie P. McClelland; Kevin McCollum; No Guarantees; Fiona Rudin; Jayne Baron Sherman; Abigail Rose Solomon; Allison Thomas; Joop van den Ende and Ken & Liz Whitney.

Safe Workplace Initiative ......................... $ 150,000

for the Performing Arts ....................... $ 900,000 Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative .................................. $ 400,000 Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) ................. $ 350,000 Addiction and Recovery Services............ $ 300,000 The Career Center .................................. $ 200,000 The Dancers’ Resource ............................ $ 150,000 Senior Services ....................................... $ 100,000 The Stage Managers’ Project .................... $ 60,000 Looking Ahead – The Paul Libin Center..... $ 50,000 Special event sponsorship, memorial donations ............................. $ 65,000

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National Grants


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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS was forced to change fundraising and grant-making in 2020, both to adapt to a socially distant world and to support the growing number of people needing help. In March, when the pandemic forced the shutdown of Broadway and theaters across the country, Broadway Cares’ traditional in-theater spring appeals were cut short and thrown into jeopardy. The news hit as Broadway Cares was just one week into its efforts, typically one of the largest fundraising campaigns of the year. With those efforts halted, so was the year’s remaining grant-making for hundreds of organizations across the country. What initially was thought to be a short hiatus became, of course, months - and, now, more than a year- of disruption. The unexpected scenario prompted creative thinking to salvage what in 2019 had been nearly $3.5 million in grant-making. For the first time, Broadway Cares sought support from pharmaceutical leaders who regularly fund HIV/AIDS research and social service providers, but had not been approached previously by Broadway Cares. Gilead Sciences offered $1 million to help create Emergency Grants for Pandemic Relief, a stopgap measure to help provide some level of support for Broadway Cares’ National Grants Program.

Palmetto Community Care in Charleston, S.C., said in an email. “We are changing the way we work by delivering food, food gift cards, hygiene supplies and medications to clients directly. We are offering mental health support to combat the extreme anxiety and panic that many are feeling. We appreciate your generosity and your compassion.” “Times are hard for us, “ wrote Sara Brewer, executive director of Face to Face in Santa Rosa, CA. “Every dollar counts and this is going to go a long way to help our clients living with HIV stay engaged in care and safe during this crazy time.” Lanita Khalil, executive director of AIDS Alabama South in Mobile, was succinct: “I just cried! You are all angels! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!” By the end of Broadway Cares’ 2020 fiscal year in September, $6.4 million had been awarded to 491 organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., as part of the National Grants Program. “In March, thinking of any kind of grant-making seemed impossible,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “And while we understand that these grants cannot nearly make right all that has been lost, Broadway Cares can offer an often unexpected hand in hope and solidarity. This is proof that impossible is not in the vocabulary of our generous, resourceful and talented community. This is proof that what we do together makes a difference.”

“Few organizations have touched as many lives of people living with HIV/AIDS as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS,” said Amy Flood, senior vice president at Gilead Sciences. “The COVID-19 pandemic is shuttering community organizations and pushing our health care system to its capacity. This means communities affected by HIV/AIDS face more obstacles than ever to access the health care services they need. We are proud to do our part, and humbled to stand alongside the talented artists who have been supporting the HIV community for years.” Gilead was quickly joined by M‧A‧C Viva Glam and ViiV Healthcare. These three giants were followed by the P. Austin Family Foundation to provide integral support for the emergency campaign. Through online donations in just two weeks, 459 other Broadway Cares donors added $536,610 to get to $2.1 million raised. In April, checks were sent to 319 grantees, surprising them with an unexpected grant equal to 60% - 75% of what they had received in 2019. As the checks landed on development desks across the country, the email response was a gracious mix of thank-yous and teary appreciation for the donors and supporters who made the grants possible. “Our clients are on the front lines and so many have lost their jobs and are wondering how they are going to pay for food and rent,” Bradley D. Childs, deputy executive director at

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National Food Grants

Record Support Helps Food Programs Address Increased Needs


ne of the ugly realities the coronavirus pandemic has brought to light - and exacerbated - is the depth of food insecurity across the country. And with increased isolation for so many, hunger lurks for an unprecedented number of our friends, neighbors and their families. The federal food stamps program saw a nearly 23 percent increase in need in 2020 over the previous year. One in four U.S. children experienced food insecurity last year. And 24 million Americans say they often or sometimes do not have enough to eat. In February, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS provided a record $2,452,500 to 131 food delivery and service organizations across the country. Despite the economic challenges of the pandemic, the grants were a $135,500 increase over the 2020 annual food grants, which were sent before the pandemic hit. Over the last five years, Broadway Cares’ support for meal delivery services, congregate meal programs and food banks increased 28%. It’s a remarkable feat at the most perilous of times.


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$2,452,500 131 programs/agencies

“A decent meal can be the first line of defense, the road back to health and recovery,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “Access to that meal can be difficult in the best of circumstances. During a pandemic, when we’re told to not even think about venturing outside, access to the safety net of support hits the most vulnerable the hardest. These 2021 grants underscore our community’s commitment to shining a bright spotlight on those in need, even on our country’s darkest days.”

The record grant-making was fueled by a successful end-of-year fundraising campaign that included motivation from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, which matched the first $250,000 in donations dollar for dollar. In early 2020, prior to the pandemic, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS provided $2.3 million to food programs at 135 organizations. At the time, it was a record amount of grants, which became more important as the impact of the pandemic hit the safety net of social services nationwide. During the first six months of the pandemic, God’s Love We Deliver in New York City saw a 30% increase in new clients and the same increase in the number of meals prepared every day. Feeding Tampa Bay in Florida increased the number of mobile pantries from 40 per month to 150 per month. And the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas in Mountain Home reports that nearly one of every three children in the state are at risk of not knowing where their next meal will come from. “Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis in March 2020 we have experienced unprecedented levels of demand for our nutrition service as rates of food insecurity skyrocket,” noted David B. Waters, chief executive officer at Community Servings in Boston. “As a result of the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, more than one million residents are currently affected by food insecurity in our state, including one in five households with children.” Mary Arbuckle, executive director of Other Options in Oklahoma City, said: “As a result of COVID-19, Other Options is now the only food resource for people living with HIV/AIDS in Oklahoma. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have maintained weekly pick up and homebound deliveries to 2,000 households. Other Options experienced a 20% increase in new referrals for individuals with HIV who had lost their jobs, their health insurance and are now experiencing food insecurities.” In New York City, the theater community rallied to physically give back to their home-away-from-home neighborhood. Actor Nikka Graff Lanzarone was among a group of performers who gathered in Times Square one November morning to deliver meals that were made possible, in part, by support from Broadway Cares' annual food grants. After making her socially distanced meal deliveries to homebound clients of God’s Love We Deliver, a longtime Broadway Cares grantee, Lanzarone felt a connectedness that she has rarely experienced through a year of COVID-19 restrictions. “It was a really wonderful experience to be able to deliver not just food, but to also be able to have a human connection,” she said. “It was such an all-around great feeling.” Among those Lanzarone and her delivery partner, fellow performer Julia Murney, visited was a former theatrical prop designer. “We struck up a conversation about the chandelier in his foyer, which he had salvaged from a theater production and rewired for his home years earlier,” Lanzarone said. “Everything we could see from the doorway was something he created. We ended the delivery by singing 'Broadway Baby' from Follies to him as we left. It was really wonderful.” Behind the Scenes


Emergency Outreach Grants Pandemic Support Reaches Small Businesses, Social Justice Initiatives


hen tragedy envelops a community - or a nation heroes emerge, sometimes from unexpected places. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic and last summer’s anti-racism awakening, grassroots initiatives emerged and established organizations stepped up to address new challenges integral to the lives of our extended community and Broadway Cares itself. From vital social justice causes to valiant efforts to support behind-the-scenes artisans who make theater magical, Broadway Cares has provided $1.3 million in support to 102 of these organizations since March 2020. The grants help form a safety net for many who may not be reached by Broadway Cares’ annual grantees or the services of The Actors Fund. Rooted deep in the history and identity of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is a commitment to being a voice for those who’ve been silenced and marginalized. The street actions and protests last summer, ignited by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and far too many others, prompted Broadway Cares to expand its support of organizations on the front lines of the social justice and anti-racism movement. On June 8, Broadway Cares awarded $125,000 to four organizations taking the lead: the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, which has been supported by Broadway Cares since it started in 2016; The Bail Project; Color of Change; and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Since then, financial support also has been extended to the Black Theatre Coalition and Broadway for Racial Justice. “We need to hold ourselves accountable and do more to amplify and listen to BIPOC voices,” Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, said. “We urge others in our community to join us in supporting and engaging with the critical work of these organizations and others working to dismantle systemic racism.” Prior to the pandemic, Broadway Cares annually supported organizations that reached out to members of the performing arts community who might not qualify for assistance from The Actors Fund because of the irregularity of their employment or where they performed. COVID-19 only heightened those needs. So, throughout the past year, Broadway Cares has increased its support to organizations helping artists who might otherwise be overlooked by other programs. Three of those recipients are


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The Indie Theatre Fund, the NYC Low Income Artists and Freelancers Relief Fund and the NYC Dancers Relief Fund. These three organizations have received $155,000 in support during the pandemic. When Broadway, television and film production shut down, more than 50 independent businesses and artisans who supply and care for costumes for the industry also went dark. The Costume Industry Coalition was created to help this unique ecosystem survive the shutdown by advocating for financial relief during the pandemic for the businesses and their employees, and assistance reopening when Broadway returns. Broadway Cares has provided $50,000 in support for these efforts so far. Backpacks for the Street, which has been a Broadway Cares grantee since its beginning in 2018, has provided more than 12,000 backpacks with COVID survival supplies to New York City’s homeless since the pandemic hit. Founded by Jeffrey Newman and his husband, Jayson Conner, the backpacks now include masks, gloves and hand sanitizer along with 40 or more other daily essentials like food, socks and T-shirts, toiletries and hygiene products. Often overlooked, even in the best of times, is the important role animals play in our physical and mental health. During a pandemic, that companionship and assistance can be lifesaving. In recognition of this, Broadway Cares continues to support organizations such as Berloni Theatrical Animals and PAWS NY, which helps vulnerable New Yorkers stay with their pets during this crisis and beyond. “Thanks to our donors and supporters, Broadway Cares has been able to offer a helping hand to many organizations and initiatives often overlooked and underserved, but integral to our communities,” Viola said. “Each one of these 102 grantees, in their own unique way, serves an integral role in our collective health and well-being.”

Angels Circle 2019-2020 THE ANGELS CIRCLE

Providing a Sustainable Foundation The following are members of the Angels Circle as of December 31, 2020. Names in bold indicate Broadway Cares Archangels, donors who increased their gift by 25 percent or more over the previous year. Members of the Angels Circle include individuals, organizations, family foundations and corporations. Contributions are unrestricted and not related to event or merchandise purchases. Angels provide essential support for those affected by COVID-19, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses across the country. We salute these donors for their compassion and commitment to helping others in need. In appreciation of an annual contribution of $1,000 or more, Angels receive exclusive invitations to virtual and live Angels Circle events and VIP status at some of Broadway Cares’ most high-profile events, as well as a host of other exciting benefits. There are many ways to become a member of the Angels Circle. You can join as an individual, a couple, a family or even as part of a group of friends, co-workers, fan club or sports league. You can charge your membership on a monthly or quarterly basis. In addition, if your employer matches charitable contributions, a gift of $500 or more can qualify you for membership at the $1,000 level. For more information about the benefits of the Angels Circle, please contact Sarah Cardillo, senior development officer, at or 212.840.0770, ext. 275.

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John E Schumacher George & Irina Schaeffer Foundation in honor of Joan Johns Schumacher GoldPoint Partners Jeffrey Seller in honor of John Schumacher Rob Stoll Jill & Marty Handelsman Carter & Kim Strickland Harriett D. Kittner Foundation Theatrical Stage Employees Local One/ Henry L. Kimelman Family IATSE Foundation Bob Tuschman Kelso & Company Lora J. & Richard L. Van Velsor in honor of John Schumacher Venable Foundation Inc. Emily J. Klopfer John Voege & Geoffrey Paul Peggy Koenig David Wackman & Jason Rardin Joseph Levi The Waldman Foundation Paul & Florence Rowe Libin Rachael & Richard Wells Robert & Wendy MacDonald Barbara Whitman Larry L. Luing Family Foundation Laura Anne Lewis Mantell, M.D. & Diane M. & Kevin Wilshere Thomas Schumacher & Alan Mark Mantell Anonymous (4) Matthew White gifts from $10,000 to $24,999 Mary Lea Johnson Richards Amy Sherman-Palladino Sam Altman in memory of Murray 1997 Charitable Trust The Shubert Organization Schapiro & Shirley Herz in memory of Mary Lea Johnson Lizzie & Jonathan M. Tisch and Jerry Tischman $5,000 to $9,999 Richards & Martin Richards Nancy Burke Tunney Whitney Arcaro The Alice Ghostley Foundation Stephanie & Carter McClelland Arthur Zaltzman Foundation Richard Ambrose William Megevick in honor of Artie Gaffin Timothy M. Andrews in memory of Larz Anderson Susan Atkins ATPAM - Association of Theatrical Miranda Family Fund gifts from $25,000 to $49,999 Terry & William Biggins Press Agents & Managers Miriam Schaeffer Family Foundation John R. Alchin & Hal Marryatt Jennifer Balbier The MJ and Caral G Lebworth The Barbara Epstein Foundation Inc. Kelly Blake Roy Brayton & Mickey Sullivan Douglas Bella & David Hunt Foundation Laura M. Boedeker Butkiewicz Family Foundation Stanley Newman & Nancy Duggan Benson James & Debbie Burrows in honor of Judy Wheeler Mark Bergamini & Christopher Oates* Dr. Brian Rosenthal The Clifford Family Foundation The Charles & Lucille King Family Carol & Frank Nickell Sandy Berlin Gavin Corcoran Foundation, Inc. in memory Walter Bobbie & David Frye in honor of John Schumacher in memory of Charles Wallace of Bob & Muriel Kennedy Lynn A. Booth Lisa Orberg Collier Deborah Dakin John Bowab Mary C. & Richard J. Parrish William W. Donnell Toni Downey The Bruce and Carole Hart Foundation The Pearinder Foundation Jules Fisher & Graciela Daniele Frank Duff & John Okuloski The Calamus Foundation Bill Prady Mary D. Fisher Doug Eichman & Michael C. Yount The Carl Jacobs Foundation Michael C. Ray H. van Ameringen Foundation Beth Carlsen Reel Time Video Production: James C. Hormel & Michael P. Nguyen Sam Ellis in honor of Valarie Silver Ellis Cristina Carlson Jonathan Frank & Alex Pearlman Jerry & Terri Kohl Robert Evers Barbara, Jerry, Ben and Hanna Chait Ann Reinking Arabella Langhorne Tobi & Eugene Faut Cathy Chernoff Mickey Rolfe & Bruce Tracy William J. Levy The Fosdick Fund Mitchell Clarfield The Ross Foundation Richard Lin & Evan Zazula Kenneth R. Fulton The Column Awards Jason Rubin & Alan Cohen Manitou Fund Vincent Gaeta Dr. Mitchell A. Combs & Heidi Schreck & Kip Fagan Jesse L. Martin Thomas Gentile Frank C. Druse III Abigail Merrill Myrna & Freddie Gershon Fund gifts of $100,000 and above in memory of Roger Englander, Liz Armstrong producer, director, co-conceptualizer The Fred Ebb Foundation of the Young People’s Concerts Phill Gross & Elizabeth Cochary Gross Berniece Patterson Secret Villas of Key West Lee Perlman & Linda Riefberg Brian S. Snyder The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation, San Francisco Marc & Mary Lou Seidner Hollis Stern gifts from $50,000 to $99,999 Carole Tecchia Dwight H. Curry, “Dream Alliance” The Ted Snowdon Foundation Judi Krupp in memory of Anonymous (2) Rebecca Luker


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Kenneth E. Cooke* Robert N. Cory & Schuichiro Takeda* Gavin Creel Scott Dainton in memory of Andy Zerman Ken Davies Gary Deam & Victor Gotay Laura & Tony Delauney Jamie deRoy in memory of Bradshaw Smith Drew Desky & Dane Levens Valerie DiFebo The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation Ellen Esposito Peter Farrell* Feinstein’s/54 Below Maggie Flanigan & Richard Dow Barrett Foa Fraydun Foundation, Inc. Emmanuelle Gattuso & Allan Slaight Joanna Gleason & Chris Saradon Dan Goggin Sherri Goldberg Valerie Gordon-Johnson & Doug Johnson Alma Guimarin Alison Hall Theresa D. Herman Gail I Hessol Larry Hirschhorn & Melissa Posen Richard Hoffman Jr & Elizabeth Hoffman The Horchow Family Howard Gilman Foundation Joan and Michael Buckley Fund of Community Foundation Sonoma County The Joe & Hellen Darion Foundation, Inc. The John D. Evans Foundation John W Harris Family Foundation George E. Jordan in memory of Michel G. Delhaise Ilana Kameros Karma Foundation Asya Kamsky Andrew Keenan-Bolger Celia Keenan-Bolger & John Ellison Conlee Karen E. Kennedy in memory of Muriel & Bob Kennedy Sydney Klau Merle & Roger Koerner Deirdre & Mark LeMire Judith Light & Robert Desiderio Tom Lombardi Sidne Long Nancy Lukitsh Fran Macferran Jennifer Manocherian Tom Marshall & Kathy Keneally James Martin Masie Productions Clif Mathews & Brian Lurie Mary McColl Richard McCune & Brian Carroll City National Bank** Heather J. McDonald Marianne McGrath Mills


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David R. McShane & The Samantha Fund Michael Halebian & Co. Inc. Keith Miller Jerry Mitchell Ira Mont & Jill Cordle Mont in memory of Annette & Stuart Mont, Dan Cordle and in honor of Joan Cordle Javier Morgado in memory of Eddie Sweetnam Moulin Rouge! The Musical James L. Nederlander Phyllis Newman in honor of Adolph Green Nathan Noh Nora Roberts Foundation Rob O’Neill & Shawn Anderson Tony Origlio & Kip Vanderbilt Stephen Paine Petty Hefte Family Foundation Jordan & Rami Raff Merle Reskin Bob Rhodehamel & Dana Snyder Richenthal Foundation Barbara Rohdie* Nancy Rose Meryl Rosofsky & Stuart H. Coleman* Paul Rumsey Evan Sacks Wendy B. Samuel Noah Evan Samuels Megan M. Savage Pieter Schenck & Sioux Logan* Lauren Class Schneider, Broadway Fantasy Camp Paul Segal Emily and Jay Seiden & About the Swing in loving memory of Artie Gaffin Frank Selvaggi & Bill Shea Carolyn & Marc Seriff Jayne Baron Sherman Jonathan Marc Sherman & Alexandra Shiva in honor of Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jonathan Larson Philanthropy James L. Simon Robin Skye Iris Smith Cori Stolbun Abbie Strassler Steve Sweet Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 764 IATSE Thompson Turner Productions The Tweedlie Center for the Arts Robert Tyrer Vertical Bridge Andrea Wahlquist Fred Weil* Weinberg Family Foundation Peg & Gary Wendlandt Nina & Gary Wexler Jim Whitman & Sara McDougall Jayne Williams Terrence J. Witter & Artie de la Cruz Russ Woolley Anonymous (5)

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Bill Evans & Chuck Fischer in memory of Mike Nichols gifts from $2,500 to $4,999 James Fedigan Actors’ Equity Foundation Doug Fiebelkorn & Andrew Hall Randy Adams Kenneth & Caryl Field Deborah & Charles Adelman* Steven Filenbaum Sara M. Allan & Matthew Woolf, CFP Gerry & Hank Alpert* Ken Finkelstein Gerald M. Appelstein* Elliot Fishman & Dale Abrams Sarah Ashman & Ron Gillespie Kevin Foley-Littell & Stephen Littell in memory of Howard Ashman Lauren Foley Bob Avian & Peter Pileski Dale J. Fournier Joe Baker in loving memory of & Michael R. Wellington* Stuart Thompson Keith Fox & Tom Keyes Anne Banfield Barbara H. Freitag Jordan Barbakoff & Philip Jeffery James B. Freydberg in loving memory of Rob Sinacore Charles & Judith Garey Charlotte Bargowski Richard Gerrig & Timothy Peterson Clay & Karen Barnes in honor of John Paul Geurts & Robert W. Stolt Gracie & Christina Barnes Roger Gindi & Gregory Victor John Barnes & Charles Champagne Dale Glasser in memory of Randy Barretto Steven Glasser Ivan M. Bart Justin Gleiberman in memory of Adam Balzano Jan & Steven Golann Wilma Mae & Victor Basta* Peter & Roberta Gottlieb Michael & Kimberly Beatrice Howard Grossman, M.D. Andrew Berdon* James F. Haag Elaine D. Berger The Hilaria & Alec Baldwin Foundation Amy Bermudez Susan & Neal Hirsch Claude Bernstein & Melody Wang Geoffrey Hoefer & Thomas Wei** George L. Bielitz & John Derco William S. Hoover, M.D Blaine Craig J. Horsley Tina & Jeffrey Bolton Bill Hutton in memory of Ann Marie & Robert Borsdorf Dr. Joel D. Weisman Corey Brunish & Jessica Rose Brunish Kathy Inch Buchwald Jerome S. Glazer Foundation Christopher Cara John L. McHugh Foundation Frank Carucci and David Diamond Earl Johnson & Douglas Ward celebrating LaMaMa and Karen Johnston Ellen Stewart’s Centennial Michael Johnston Deborah & Steven Cavalier Joanna Jordan Annette Cerbone & Suzanne LeVan Benita & Joe Kaminkow CESD Talent Agency Amy Kaufmann & Ruth Ro Girlie Chang & Michael Vermut Kelly Karavites Sheandra R. Clark in memory of my loving spouse Gloria & Charles I. Clough Jr. Francis P. King Samantha & Drew Cohen in memory of Alan Keith & Richard Brand Richard Salfas and Michael Friedman Howard & Karen Kellman Paul & Kelly Cole Sarah & Joshua Kellman Thomas Cott* Matthias Kirwald in memory of Philip Carlson & Tony Lombardi Bronwen Cound & William Brody Sarah Korda William C. Cubberley* Angel Koven Michael David & Lauren Mitchell Hilda Kraker* Todd Davis Angela Lansbury Dean Foundation, Inc. William Lauch Maria Di Dia Dr. Johnnie Lee in loving memory of Doug Salmon & Mr. Darryl Branch Joseph Dimino The Lenore & Howard Klein Patricia S. Dinner Foundation Salvatore E. Dirschberger Jay B. Lesiger & Tom Klebba Andrew Dolkart in honor of William Ludel & Tracy Cohen Paris Richard Baldacci Leslie Lyles Christopher Durang John J. Mackerey & John Augustine Nina Matis & Alan Gosule* Maryann Edgecomb Leslie & Jordan Mayer Nicole Eldridge James McKenzie Anthony, Kristina & David Ellenbogen Peter McKown & Kenneth Heng Nigel Emmett Kati Meister Peter Entin & Barbara Janowitz Svend Mejdal Joe Evall & Richard Lynn Marius Meland & Eng Kian Ooi*

MeritDirect, LLC Brian Stokes Mitchell & Allyson Tucker in honor of Tom Viola, Paul Libin and Phil Birsh Debra Monk William Moore William Morey Jason & Debbie Moss Judith A. Nelson** in memory of Wayne McCarthy Linda and Stuart Nelson Douglas J. Nieters Mr. & Mrs. Frank P. Nocco Janice Oresman David Oviedo in memory of Warren Anthony Perkins Michael Paleos Gregg Passin The PATH Fund/Rockers on Broadway Bonnie & Alan Petsche Theresa & Pete Piliero Gloria Piraino Frances Pu Jonathan Rebell & Noah Levine The Redgate/Finnegan Charitable Fund Monica & Greg Reid Stephen Kroll Reidy* Richard F. Walsh/Alfred W. Di Tolla/ Harold P. Spivak Foundation Warren D. Riffle & Kurt A. Fleagle David Romero & David Greiss Rose Brand Amy Rosenthal in memory of Gloria Rosenthal Moe & Jack Rouse Phil & Dawn Rudolph Paul Russell & Beryl Raff Schaffer Family Foundation Steven Schnepp & Mark Basile in memory of Paul Penfield & John Heppenstall Elliott R. Sernel David Shmerler Joseph Short Harrison Simmons Epstein Michael Slade In memory of Michael Smith Carl M. Stanton Timothy Stevens & David Czekaj* Katherine Sulenski Sweet Hospitality Group Andrew Thaman Amy F. Thompson Tracy & Lainey Todd Jeffrey Trachtman Richard J. Underwood Joyce Van Patten Tom Viola Carol Waaser Marisha Wallace Alice Wang Steve Werner Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Wiggers in memory of T. Thorne Wiggers William & Anita Newman Foundation Jeff Woodman in memory of Melvin Bernhardt Robert E. Zimmerman David Zippel & Michael Johnston Anonymous (2)

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Scott Brittingham in memory of Christopher Caruso gifts from $1,000 to $2,499 Betty Broadhurst Sargent and Audrey Aborn Barbara Broccoli Amy Abrams Terri Brody Actors Federal Credit Union J. Arthur Brost Catherine Adler Barry Brown & Douglas Cohn, Ken Adler in memory of Ellen Adler D.V.M. and in honor of Jon Adler Daniel & Rhonda Bruening Jon Aegerter Karen & David Brush American Society of Michael Buchanan Theatre Consultants Maribel Bunin Christine Amorossi Carlease Burke Matthew Amsterdam David Burke James J. Andrews* Katherine Burton Sherry Anglin in honor of Dale Ellen Leff Lee R. Anisman M.D. Michelle L. Butler The Apatow-Mann Family Foundation Mr. Lem Byers & Mr. Derek Kuhl Michael Arellano & Tom Burley Gary Bynum David Glenn Armstrong Brad Caffey in joyful memory of Peter Frame Michael-Demby Cain* The Arthur Loeb Foundation Bennett Cale Anthony Aufiero Leslie Callaway Jay Axelrod Robert Callely Dan & Wendy Azzara Judith Capawana Marco Babich Steven M. Caplan Esq. Ian & Kim Band Caplin Foundation Coleen Banks* Sarah & Frank Cardillo Christopher & Paris Barclay Len Cariou & Heather Summerhayes Laura Z. Barket Debra & Kim Carmichael Scott Barnes in memory of Brian Kellow The Carole & Mike Miller Foundation The Barrington Foundation Inc. Carleton Carpenter Christopher Barth Deborah Carr Jack W. Batman Ronald Casty Frederick & Kathy Baumann Christine R. Cerabone Janet Beane Jamie Cesa & Joseph Schmaderer Beech Street Foundation Stockard Channing Bendit Family Foundation Charles and Margaret Levin Family Nan & Joe Benincasa Foundation Cheryl Bergenfeld* David & Paula Leggett Chase Carol & Walter Berman Chasin/Gilden Family Fund, Mark Bernhardt* at the Boston Foundation Phillip Bettencourt Sam Cheow* Shaul Betesh in memory of Gordon Avard Phil & Mary Beuth Donna & Edward Chernoff Michelle Bhatia The Cheryl Rose & Carol Cosler Jon Bierman Charitable Fund Robert Billig & Richard Vida Cheryl Wiesenfeld Productions LLC Chuck Blasius in memory of Linda & Kevin Cheung Linda Accardi Sylvia Choi Casey Blass & Lee Manford Timothy Chow Drs. Leslie Blum & David Cziner Alissa Cipriano David Boger Evan Cohen in memory of Terry Brenneis Michael Cohen Dennis Bolger Robin Cohen Matthew Bonilla Stacey Cohen Miranda Book & Linda Dingler Brad & Kyong Coleman* Dave Boone Lynn Coleman Diane Borger Mary Collins Walter & Karen Boss* Mary & Michael Conklin Joan C. Bowman* Francois Conradie & Nick Smit Bob Boyett Leon Constantiner Loraine Alterman Boyle Barbara Conway Arlene M. Boyne Frank P. Conway* Lisa Bradley Casey Cook & Gary Steinkohl Don Branford Marvin & Betty Cooper Elieen Brassil Barry Cordes Kevin Breen in memory of Ally & Eric Cormier Howard Ashman Casey Cornelius Nyle Brenner William Corsello Priscilla Brewster Larry Cosand & Jaime Lozada

Sarah Crane Clayton Crawley & Roy Kim Creative Artists Agency Foundation Paul Croeger The Cunin Family Wojciech L. Czoch M.D. Richard Dabbs Mark Dalton Steve Danco Duke Dang & Charles Rosen* in loving memory of David Panzer Daniel Anthony Leone Trust in honor of Henry Winkler and in memory of John Ritter Derek Danton & Robert Berk F. Leonard Darby Peter Davenport David Beatty Fund of Stonewall Community Foundation Cara David Judith T. Davis Paula Kaminsky Davis Yolanda Davis Christine De Lisle & Ken Klein* Debra DeMartini Louis J. Denkovic Mark D. Desky & James D. Mrkvicka David DeSocio Charles Deull Tim Devin & Erik Frantzen* Judy & Tim Dove* John, Barb & Ginna Doyle David & Shari Dreier Jerome & Joan Duffy Earl and Margaret Chesson Charitable Endowment Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Thor Eckert Carolyn Edgell Donna Lax-Edison & Andrew Edison The Ehrmann Family Fund Valerie Eigner Tim Eippert Alan Eisenberg & Claire Copley in honor of Bernie Jacobs and Tom Viola Shannon Elarde Andy Elisburg Russell & Helene Ellison* Herbert W Engert & Timothy Miller Eve Ensler Haronil Estevez Bonnie Pfeifer Evans* David S. & Joan Evans Shane Ewen Kittie Fahey Katie and Reade Fahs Laura G. Fahsbender Ken Fakler & Luc Bouchard-Fakler John & Margaret Falk* James & Anna Fantaci T.A. Fassburg Robert Faust & Roger Kluge* Sarah Jo Fazio Vicky Feather Bruce Daniel Fell & Amy Jane McKenna-Fell Alan and Brenda Ferber Anne & Cameron Ferguson Donald M. Filicetti Camden & Debra Fine

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Mr. & Mrs. William Fink Barry M. Fisher Jeanne Donovan Fisher Kevin & Helen Flanagan* Charles Flateman & Gail Goldstein Robert S Fleischer & Susan L Raanan Doug Fogel Michelle Forbes Scott Wells Ford Edward & Lori Forstein Jonathan Foster, M.D. Richard Frankel & Kathleen Clark Avram & Rhoda Freedberg Jon Freedberg & Maren Roccamonte Jonathan Freeman Steve French Bart Freudlich & Julianne Moore Corey Friedlander* Merle Frimark in loving memory of Ruth Frimark Pierre Frinault David M. Fromm in memory of my partner Robert Motley Susan Frost Butch Gage Nancy Gallt Marsi & Eric Gardiner Tom and Judy Garey Leslie & Johanna Garfield Thomas Garner* David Gaudette & David Maue Bruce & Alice Geismar Barry Gelda in memory of Irene Lucille Bunis The Gelfand Family Foundation Bryan George & Stephen Pielocik Darrel M. W. George & Scott Turner* George Zuber & Anthony Snyder Charitable Fund at Our Fund Inc. Todd Geringswald Amy Gewirtz Kimberly & Ed Gibbons Jillian Gibbs Rob & Stacy Giglio Sue Gilad Tyler Gildan Edward Gilpin Brian & Kim Givens Joan Glatman Deborah & Jonathan Goldman Dr. Guido Goldman* Sam Gonzalez Robyn Goodman Stefanie M. Gorman Barbara Gottlieb Robert and Wendy Grady Gramercy Park Foundation Dane Grams Gerard & Lynn Greco Holcombe Green David & Lynn Greenberg Mike Greenly Mark Greenwald Michael Greif Robert Grill & Richard Zopatti Emily Grishman & Susan Sampliner Carol & Bill Gross Barry & Maggie Grove Jane Groveman & Cathy Tanelli

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Marc J. Gurell Leslie G. Gutierrez Corinne Guttman & George Annarella in memory of Les Guttman Kittie Fahey Edward E. Hale Jr. Diann Hall in memory of John Rainwater Marc & Cherie Hallert John Halpin in honor of the Leadership Council Elizabeth Halverstam David G. Hanna* in memory of George & Norma Jane Hanna Jane Hanson Alexandra Harper* Michael P. Harrell The Harriet Greenfield Foundation, Inc. Catherine Harris Harris Family Foundation in honor of Michael Riedel Linda J Hartley Alan Hassell in loving memory of H. Thomas Axt* Jennifer Hatch & Sue Smith Jeffrey Hayenga & Michael Belanger Rebecca Heaney Michael & Jean Hearne* Lisa Heimann & Family Joseph R. Heller, Ph.D. & Frank Ptak II in memory of Michael Simmons-DeFord Matthew Helmerich in honor of Douglas Ward Richard Hester & Michael Mastro Karen Hoefer Jim Hoelz & William Welsh Henry Hooper Larry Howard Daphne Hsu & Jeff Rosen* Lyn Hughes & Arthur Ferrara The Human Fund/ Mr. Denivaldo G. Dasilva & Ms. SabrinaVasquenz-Dasilva Peter L. Ianniello, PhD Jeffrey L. Jackman Jimmy Jackson Waldo & Jeanne Jackson Jim and Kerry Jacobson Tracy Jamar in loving memory Monty Silver Keith & Patti James Thai Jason in honor of Tom Viola Jerl Machine Inc. The John W Harris Family Foundation Cherry Jones Barbara Josso & Liz Miloscia Dr. Christopher R. Joy & Ms. Cathy L. Velenchik Stacie Julian Nicole A. Jussen in memory of Adam E. Lovendusky Steven Kaplan & Court Whisman Mary Kaslick Karin & Greg Kayne Gail Kee & Javade Chaudhri Mark Keegan & Kazuya Hasegawa Larry Keigwin & Christian Keesee*

Edward Kelleher John Mansell & Tim House James Kelliher Greta & Anthony Mansour Jason Kelliher & Brian Rice Marangi Disposal Samantha S. Kennedy Michael Marchese Jeffrey Kent Barbara & Larry Margolis Family David Kernahan Thomas Marino Jerianne S. Kladder Marshall Family Charitable Foundation F. Gary Knapp Alex Martin David J Knight Rita Marx Ron Kollen Jane & G. Dennis Mason Konigsberg Family Fund John & Michelle Matteson* Charles Kopelman Scott & Harriet Mauro Dr. Ram Koppaka Jennifer Mayer Alix Korey & Randy Hansen Jo Mayer Michael Kuzma Wendy and James Meyer LaFountaine Family Foundation* Stephanie Mayne The Lambs Foundation Joe McCaddon Craig & Sherri Landauer Elizabeth I. McCann Dawn Landino Eric McGahhey Amy Langer & David Schwartz Kevin B. McGowan Mark Lanspa Terry McMahon & Thanda Brassard Tod Larson John McPheters Bishop Alexis Larue Lisa Medero Jay Laudato & Thomas Watson Bill Melamed Jr. & Jamey Lundblad Brian Lawlor in honor of Judy Dove Winston Bernard Layne* & Frank Conway Scott Lazarus & Julie Farmer Jeff Meleski & Steve Markov Sandy & Michael Leahy Meltsner Strategies Christopher Leary* Kim Memeger Stephanie Lee/Group Sales Box Office Janis & Alan Menken Jay H. Lefkowitch S. Epatha Merkerson Ann M. Lehman in loving memory of Wendy and James Meyer Rick Burglund & Gary Warren Michael J. Zamkow and Sue E. Berman Hal & Jill Leibowitz Charitable Foundation Christopher Lennertz Mr. & Mrs. E. Van R. Milbury Dr. S. Robert Levine Barry Miller Phyllis Levinthal in memory of Mel Miller and Musicals Tonight! Ruth & Sheldon Levinthal Richard Miller & Roberto Konishi Andrew Levitt Michael Mills & Mark McGrath Jessica Lewis The Milton and Marilyn Safenowitz Bjorn Liencres Family Foundation Diana Light & Daniel Pietenpol Jonathan Mintzer Mark D. Lingenfelter Kathleen Moloney Katharine Linke Art H. Moore Linkletter Family Joe P and Edna B Moore Jr Rosalind Lippel* Mary Ann Moore Diane Lippert Rex Morgan Stuart Lippner in memory of Sharon Moriarty Roberta Romano Marcia L. Morris Kris Lockley Elizabeth Morton in memory of Ann & Bruce Loeb Elizabeth Wilson Mindy Loiselle & Lanny Levenson Matt & Liz Mulherin Arwen Lowbridge & Michael Lane Murray Family Foundation Dr. Frank E Lucente Stacey & Joshua Nadell Dr. Rick & Yaffa Lukash Tony Napoli & Gary Newman Steve Lukens Joseph A. Neese* in memory of Steven F. Lutz Virginia McFarlane & Kevin R. Lyle & Renee Chatelain Rodger McFarlane Mark & William Macatee Jessica, Wendy and Ed Nekritz Drew MacDonald Bill & Marguerite Nelson Bev & Doug MacGorman Linda & Stuart Nelson J. Patrick Mahoney & C. Martin Hicks Bebe Neuwirth & Chris Calkins* Maidstone Productions Maury Newburger in memory of Ted Tulchin Albert Nocciolino Mains Family Foundation Gene Oberle Scott Mallalieu & Nat Fuchs Joseph Obermayer Loren Malone David O’Brien Barbara Manocherian Greg Ohanesian & Judy McLaughlin Jesse Manocherian Brian Ogilvie Judith Manocherian Christopher Oram

John K. Orberg Overhill Foundation* Ron D. Painter Gabrielle & Michael Palitz Michelle Park Tim & Diane Parks Philip Paroian Richard Patt Stavros Pavlakis & Alison Fraser Margaret Ellis Pearce Ralph L. Pellecchio & James C. Wernz, M.D. James Peters & Mark Fleisher Michelle M. Peters Donald R. Pickens The Pietenpols Sandra Piller Laurence Platt Rose Polidoro Stephen R. Prest Paige Price & Nevin Steinberg Sarah Prinsloo & Dean Rosow Dr. Judith Quick Ron Rafay Christopher Ranous Andrea & Dennis Ratner Michael Raymond & Andrew Moyer Gary Reback David Reich & Keith Marran Teresa Reyes & Martin Monas* David Rimple & Paul Teixeira* Michael Risinger Rebecca Rizzio Rob & Mindy Sherwin Family Fund Ed Roberts & Elaine Krauss Jonathan Rock & Patrick DelaCruz Nancy & Paul Rodriguez Susan Rodriguez & Charles Lowrey Larry Rogowsky Jose Rojas Jr. in honor of Bartley Whitman Helery Romero & Michael Cronshey Darius Rose Jennifer Rose & Colin Reid Charitable Fund Ryan A. Ross & Steven Ross Mary Rouleau Randolph M. Rowe Gary Rozynek Barry A. Russell PhD in honor of Jason Opsahl TJ Saad Susie Sainsbury Wynn J. Salisch Laurie Salitan Rina L. Saltzman David P. Samson Polly Weintz Sanna Eddie Sarfaty & Court Stroud Lilliana Savino & Tyler Moran Linda Scenna Sarah Schaettle Joseph Schaller Carolyn Schiff & Noah Millman Jack Schlegel* Leah Schloss Joe & Barbara Schmidt Michael Schober & Don Harrison Catherine Schreiber Susan & Clark Schubach

Allison Schultz Adam Schwab Will Schwalbe & David Cheng Dr. Robert & Tobi Schwartzman Jennifer Scott Sara Scott Jim Scully John Eric Sebesta & William Tomai Richard Seer & Doug Wallingford Debra & Michael Segal Jeannette Sessing Lee Seymour Kenneth G. Shelley Sylvia Shortt Richard Siegmeister Nancy L. Simon Ed Simonelli & Hernando Cortez Jr* Elizabeth Smiser Clark Smith Iris Smith Jeffrey & Mary Smith James K. Sokol Talya Sokoll Theresa Ann Spalik* Jai Srinivasan John Staley in honor of Spencer Ross & Phil Delavan Jim Stephens & Abraham Brown Andrew W. Stern Ruth Stevens & David Olson Eric Stine Mr. & Mrs. Bill Stone Meryl Streep & Don Gummer Stuart S. Applebaum Giving Foundation in memory of Mr. Vincent Zito Elaine & Don Sunberg Lynn & Bruce Surry Talkin’ Broadway Peter M. Taub Mr. & Mrs. Greg Taubeneck John Taylor Josh Taylor & Joseph Grossmann Hal Tepfer & Stacie Simon Carol Terry Marc Tetro John Henry Thomas III Neal Thomas Peter M. Thomas Rene Thorne Bobby Conte Thornton, Lisa Conte & Napo Natalie Tierney Aaron Tievsky Henry Tisch Scot Titelbaum in honor of Dr. Oz Show Supervising Producers Keith S. Tobin, M.D.. Stacey Tobin Lila & George Todd Tim Tompkins Jean-Paul Tousignant Tracy Ann Dulworth Fund at The Dallas Foundation Jennifer Trepeck in honor of Sue Gilad Truworthy Productions Matthew D. Tumminello & Dominick J. Marangi Shari & Jonathan Turell Mark Tynan

Verna Vanis Heriberto G. Vargas Dr. Anthony F. Verdi & Mr. Mark A. Mainville Marcie Vort Bethe Ward Kim McLane Wardlaw Timothy Warmath & Edward Comber* Jeffrey Warnimont Rebecca Wayland, Ph.D. & Lawrence Perry Arthur E. Webster, Esq. Sandra Wegman Cindy Weil Jane Weiner in honor of Deanna Weiner & Gus Poitras The Weissman Family Ira M. Weitzman Dave Wells & Marty Tatman John Weltman & Cliff Atkins in honor of David Kuehn & Tedi Marsh Lucille Werlinich Nancy A. Wheeler Gina White in honor of James Davis Todd M. Whitley & Gary O. Holder* in loving memory of James Roe Danny Whitman & Robert Bartley in memory of Francine Whitman Lois Whitman Channing Wickham Scott Wilcox Miles Wilkin in honor of Stuart Thompson Lisa Williamson Janice Willett Austin Winsberg Gary Winters Pauline Wizig Raymond Wright Supriya Wronkiewicz John Wuertz & Abzal Ayubeally Kevyn Wynn Lori A. Yaspan Jean Marie Zajac Sonni Zambino in memory of Panchali Null Alan Zarky & Helen Halpert Kathryn Zickert David Ziff & Alan Bell Christian Zimmermann & Richard Kielar* Alan Zucker Zufall Family Foundation* Elliot Zulver & Sally Gold Anonymous (17) *Indicates members of the DRA Angels Circle **Indicates members of the Broadway Cares and DRA Angels Circle As of December 31, 2020

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COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund and Emergency Grants for Pandemic Relief Major Supporters We recognize the extraordinary champions whose generosity and compassion have been a lifeline for those facing health challenges and economic hardship because of the pandemic. The individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations listed here made special contributions to our COVID-19 relief efforts between March 12 and December 31, unrelated to an event. Thank you. These vital, lifesaving efforts were championed by several dozen major supporters who provided challenge matches to maximize fundraising and the help offered nationwide. For a list of those individuals and companies, visit $50,000+

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Elizabeth Armstrong Adam Blanshay & André Desmarais Broadway Across America Barbara Broccoli City National Bank Craig Newmark Philanthropies Dwight Curry Bill Damaschke Barry Diller, David Geffen & Scott Rudin Diana DiMenna Dolan Family Foundation Dream Alliance Estate of Basil Merle Dubuskey Eugene M. Lang Foundation Tina Fey and Lorne Michaels Jeanne Donovan Fisher S. Asher Gelman Gilead Sciences Inc. Phill Gross & Elizabeth Cochary Gross Louise Gund Important Musicals John Gore & Lauren Reid/The John Gore Organization Jujamcyn Theaters Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams Family Foundation Judi Krupp Larry & Beth Lenke Lily Auchincloss Foundation Inc. Lincoln Driven to Give - Latitude Digital M•A•C Viva Glam Fund Kevin McCollum Michael Jackson Estate Bette Midler Rebecca Gold Milikowsky NBCUniversal Media, LLC No Guarantees (Christine Schwartzman and Darren Johnston) P. Austin Family Foundation Carmen Pavlovic & Gerry Ryan Marc Platt Spencer Ross Daryl Roth Jordan Roth Fiona Rudin Scott Rudin Thomas Schumacher & Matthew White Jeffrey Seller Jana Shea Iris Smith Sony Music Entertainment David Stone Theatre Direct NY Inc. TeeRico – The Miranda Family Viiv Healthcare

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Vinik Family Foundation WarnerMedia Peg & Gary Wendlandt Barbara Whitman Ken & Liz Whitney Anonymous


Gregg Alexander Gavin Corcoran in memory of Charles Wallace Collier Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita Tina Fey Mary D. Fisher George Zuber & Anthony Snyder Charitable Fund at Our Fund Inc. Cindy & Alan Horn in honor of their friend Thomas Schumacher Junkyard Dog Productions Stephanie & Carter McClelland Marianne McGrath Mills The Paragano Family Foundation Rock'n Robin Productions in honor of Amanda Kloots Marc & Mary Lou Seidner Frank Selvaggi & Bill Shea Jayne Baron Sherman StubHub Foundation Lizzie & Jonathan M. Tisch Joop van den Ende Wasserman Foundation


The Barbara Epstein Foundation Inc. Steven & Barbara Baum Annette Bening Greg Berlanti Michael Block in honor of Pryor Cashman Laura M. Boedeker Roy Brayton & Mickey Sullivan Butkiewicz Family Foundation in honor of Judy Wheeler Deborah Dakin Dreamcatcher Foundation Inc Frank Duff & John Okuloski The Entertainment Industry Foundation Tobi & Eugene Faut Keith Fox & Tom Keyes Frechette Family Foundation The George Lucas Talk Show Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Foundation Grab Your Group and Go Harriett D. Kittner Foundation Leslie A Harrison Jerome M. Cohen Foundation Karen Johnston Gary, Jane & Emily Klopfer

Jeannie & Jonathan Lavine in honor of Diane Paulus Carol Leif Edwin & Vivian Lin Richard Lin & Evan Zazula Mallah Family Foundation Barbara Manocherian Judith Manocherian Marta Heflin Foundation The Max and Bella Stein Charitable Trust Stephanie P. McClelland Irene Mecchi Donald Mullen Myrna & Freddie Gershon Fund in memory of Phyllis Newman and Joy Abbott The Palette Fund Petty Hefte Family Foundation Paul Rumsey Louise & Brett Samsky Wendy B. Samuel Andrew N. & Jaime K. Schwartzberg Secret Villas of Key West Jenna Segal SoHo Theatre Company Ted Snowdon in memory of Carol Levine Hollis Stern Bobette Takiff and Lizzy Takiff Scheinfeld in honor of Pattee Cohen Frances & Paul Turner Caryn & Howard Unger Alice Wang & Peter Spiegelman Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks John Yonover The Zarley Family Foundation Zion Lutheran Church Anonymous


Randy Adams Alchemy Copyrights LLC Bendit Family Foundation Julia Bicknell Caryn & Jonathan Bilzin Benton & Rachel Brown John Burger Len Cariou & Heather Summerhayes Ron Chernow Deborah Barrera/FireMused Productions Jimmy Diaz & W. Scott Thompson Sharon Dies in honor of Broadway Babes Nicole Eisenberg Kenneth R. Fulton Kate Garst George & Irina Schaeffer Foundation

Michael Giacchino Hal Goldberg & Tim Kodres Goldstar Julie Harris & Shari Feder Alan Hartman H. van Ameringen Foundation Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra Benita & Joe Kaminkow The Karma Foundation Karen E. Kennedy in memory of Muriel & Bob Kennedy Tom Kirdahy in memory of Terrence McNally Debby Landesman Eric & Liz Lefkofsky Abbe Levin Masie Productions David R. McShane Mel Miller and Musicals Tonight! Stanley Newman & Dr. Brian Rosenthal Suzanne Niedland in memory of Arthur P. Niedland Nathan Noh Rob O'Neill & Shawn Anderson Lisa Orberg Katheryn Patterson Trisha Paytas The Pearinder Foundation Lisa & Richard Plepler Joe Poch & Andrew Schmitt Mary Jane & Tommy Poole in honor of Seth Rudetsky Carmen Rogers Randal B. Sandler Seedtime Fund Inc. Caryn Seidman-Becker & Marc Becker in honor of Tisch family Carolyn & Marc Seriff Mr. Barry Skovgaard and Mr. Marc Wolinsky Abigail Rose Solomon Michael Sonnenfeldt In memory of Michael Smith Alexandra Storm Steve Sweet The Tapper Gorevic Family Teresa Throenle in honor of Javier Muñoz Glenn Troose & Brett Gilbert Richard J. Underwood Until the Lights Come Up Matthew & Dana Walden Debbie & Elliot Webb Kat White Jose Zuniga Anonymous (3)

Fred Ebb Foundation

Lyricist’s Legacy Grows with Largest Single Financial Gift


he legacy of legendary lyricist Fred Ebb has reached past Broadway houses to homes and hearts around the world. Long after his passing in September 2004, Ebb continues to be an invaluable contributor to the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS community.

“Your offer of increasing the Fred Ebb Foundation’s support this year from the $1 million informally pledged in the summer to this gift of $2.4 million is simply astounding,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola told Bernard. “It’s a truly lifesaving gift. Thank you.”

In his will, Ebb, whose Tony Award-winning collaborations with John Kander created 14 musicals, declared that royalties earned on his beloved works would be distributed each year to Broadway Cares through the Fred Ebb Foundation. With an initial donation of $300,000 in 2005, his contributions have continued to grow exponentially, breaking Broadway Cares donation records along the way. The foundation’s annual gift consistently tops itself as the single largest donation in Broadway Cares history.

The generous contribution has been put to critical use. Broadway Cares made an immediate award of $500,000 to The Actors Fund to support its COVID-19 emergency assistance efforts, with an additional donation of $1.5 million sent to support the fund’s HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts, the Artists Health Insurance Resource Center and its Every Artist Insured program, among others.

“The Ebb Foundation is a creation of my uncle Fred, who was creative in so many ways,” Mitchell S. Bernard, trustee of the foundation, said in December at the virtual Fred Ebb Awards. “The foundation he created is a living example of his generosity, a way of giving back to the community of people who create theater, the community that he loved and that sustained him.” Even during a global pandemic with theatrical stages temporarily dark, including Kander and Ebb’s long-running Broadway hit Chicago, the Fred Ebb Foundation continued to make history. “This year, the foundation’s revenue is down, but for the same reason, the need is up,” Bernard said. “People are out of work, without health insurance, some struggling with the virus. So we’ve decided to make our largest gift yet to Broadway Cares, which will be in the amount of $2.4 million.” The record donation, again the largest single donation in Broadway Cares history, far exceeds what the organization had anticipated in light of the theater industry’s shutdown.

Ebb, through his foundation, has now shared more than $22 million with Broadway Cares since the first gift in 2005. In addition, Ebb continues to help artists and musicians strive for greatness through the Fred Ebb Award, given annually to an aspiring songwriter or songwriting team that shows true excellence and potential. In 2020, two grants of $65,000 were awarded in a virtual ceremony to Michael R. Jackson and the team of Chirstopher Staskel and Ben Bonnema. Through the foundation, Ebb continues to support the theater community during one of its most challenging times, echoing the support he provided in his lifetime through his ingenious body of work and his stalwart support for Broadway Cares. Viola recalled Ebb’s fitting lyrics from The Rink during the virtual ceremony honoring the annual donation and the Fred Ebb Award winners: “Long as I know you’re trying. Long as I know you care. Long as we stick together. We’ll take on anything, anytime, anywhere.’”

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