New York, May 9, 2012 – "Godspell" stars Corbin Bleu, George Salazar, Wallace Smith, Nick Blaemire, and Eric Michael Krop; Tony winner Lea Salonga; and Filipino TV, film actor and recording artist Sam Milby walked the red carpet on Monday night to show support to mutual friend and fellow artist Anna Maria Perez de Tagle in her pursuit to raise additional funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. De Tagle, who had partnered with Hornblower Cruises & Events, Statue Cruises, and Apartment Luxe, held a benefit concert on board the Hornblower Hybrid, which was filled to the rafters with fans, friends, Broadway insiders, and members of the press.
BroadwayWorld.com was there, and took the red carpet photos below.
"I'm doing this show to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Hospital because one of my first cousins, Neil Thomson, is struck down with a rare form of cancer. St. Jude finds cure for children with cancer," said De Tagle.
Bleu, who has been a long-time supporter of St. Jude Children's Hospital, and friends with De Tagle since they first worked together for Disney's "Hannah Montana's" pilot episode in 2006, was all hyped up and excited for an evening of singing, dancing, and performing for a cause with De Tagle and their friends. "We're putting on a show, and it's going to be fun. I'm singing 'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go' by Wham; Anna Maria and I are doing a duet together 'I Can't Stop Loving You;' and I know we're also doing a group number 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart.' It's going to be fun. We're all going to enjoy our time in the ship," he told BroadwayWorld.com.
Sonny Paladino (Disney's "High School Musical," "Billy Elliot") was the cruise concert's musical director. Marisse Panlilio ("Wowowee" - San Diego, "Sendong Relief" USA) was technical director.
Photos by Oliver Oliveros
Eric Michael Krop
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Sam Milby
Nick Blaemire, Wallace Smith, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Corbin Bleu, Eric Michael Krop, George Salazar, Sam Milby
Nick Blaemire, Wallace Smith, Eric Michael Krop
Corbin Bleu, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Lea Salonga