Michele Helberg, Mark Matukewicz and Jamie McGonnigal Present
Embrace! A Benefit Concert for the Matthew Shepard Foundation
Thursday, February 19, 2004 at the Westside Theatre in New York City
After Party at Hurley's Restaurant
The Matthew Shepard Foundation, founded in December 1998 by Dennis and Judy Shepard, was established in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime.
The Foundation carries out Matthew's legacy by supporting educational projects, activities and documentaries that raise awareness of the issues involving discrimination and diversity.
The Foundation's goal is to educate and replace hate with understanding, compassion, and acceptance.
Scroll below the photos for a list of what was performed…
The Host(ess) for the evening, Charles Busch
Producer/Director Jamie McGonnigal, Co-Producers Michele Helberg and Mark Matukewicz, Christopher Maluck from the Matthew Shepard Foundation
Jamie with Barbara & Scott Siegel Producers of the Night Life Awards
and the Broadway by the Year Series
Mark Matukewicz (Producer) & FAME girls Q Smith and Nicole Leach