Derrick Baskin, Andrea Burns, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Harriett D. Foy, Marcy Harriell, Lisa Howard, Ebony Joann, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Adriane Lenox, Sarah Saltzberg, Sherie Rene Scott, and J. Robert Spencer performed songs from several of Second Stage's most memorable musicals for a one-night-only benefit, A MOMENT WITH YOU, last night April 4, 2011 at Hammerstein Ballroom. The evening honored Second Stage Theatre Board Member Donna Perret Rosen. Stephen Sondheim served as the evening's Honorary Chair.
This one-night-only benefit reunited original cast members from some of Second Stage's most acclaimed musical productions, including Derrick Baskin, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lisa Howard, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Sarah Saltzberg from the Tony-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Sherie Rene Scott in her Tony-nominated role as Sherie Rene Scott from Everyday Rapture; and Marcy Harriell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, reunited for a song from Little Fish. The evening also featured a musical performance by J. Robert Spencer from the Pulitzer prize-winning Next to Normal; original cast members Harriett D. Foy and Ebony Joann were joined by Adriane Lenox for a performance from the gospel-inspired hit, Crowns; as well as a song from Saturday Night, one of Stephen Sondheim's earliest works, performed by Andrea Burns.
A MOMENT WITH YOU was directed by Jeremy Dobrish and featured choreography by Michelle Lynch. The evening's Music Director was Julie McBride.
The gala benefit begans at 6:30pm with cocktails, followed by a 7pm performance. Tickets for cocktails and the performance are available for $250. Tickets for the entire evening, including cocktails, performance, and dinner are priced from $1,250 - $5,000 and tables are available from $12,500 - $50,000.
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Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski
J. Robert Spencer
Harriett D. Foy and J. Robert Spencer
Harriett D. Foy
Harriett D. Foy and Ebony Jo-Ann
Lisa Howard, Derrick Baskin, and Sarah Saltzberg
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lisa Howard, Celia Keenan-Bolger,Sarah Saltzberg, and Derrick Baskin
Lisa Howard and Derrick Baskin
Celia Keenan-Bolger and Sarah Saltzberg
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Marcy Harriell
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita
Ebony Jo-Ann, Adriane Lenox, and Harriett D. Foy
Marcy Harriell, J. Robert Spencer, and Andrea Burns
Marcy Harriell and Andrea Burns