Cast members from numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway shows took part in WOR Radio's second annual Celebrate America concert, which took place place all day at the Hofstra University Arena in Hempstead, NY on June 25th.
Entitled "A Salute to Broadway," the concert featured performers from Broadway's Jersey Boys, Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, The Color Purple, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Light in the Piazza, The Lion King, Avenue Q, Rent and Sweeney Todd joining those from Off-Broadway's Altar Boyz and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. The co-hosts of the "WOR Morning Show"--Ed Walsh and Donna Hanover--served as the main co-hosts of the concert. Funds from ticket sales benefited Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Celebrate America is a "non-partisan, day-long extravaganza of exciting entertainment for the whole family. In addition to showcasing Broadway, a truly American institution, (it) honors the heart and enduring patriotic spirit of every American," state press notes.
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Singing policeman Daniel Rodriguez
Darlene Love (Hairspray)
Tovah Feldshuh (Paper Mill Hello, Dolly!)
Kevin Chamberlin (Chicago)
Avenue Q stars Mary Faber with Kate Monster and Ann Sanders
Steve Blanchard (Beauty and the Beast)
Tina Maddigan and Kevin Kern of The Wedding Singer
Shuler Hensley (Tarzan)
Merwin Foard (Sweeney Todd)
David Hess (Sweeney Todd)
Katie Clarke (The Light in the Piazza)
Sophia Stephens (The Lion King)
John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys)
John Treacy Egan and Justin Green of The Producers
Brandon Victor Dixon and Felicia P. Fields of The Color Purple
Tom Viola of BC/EFA
Cast of Altar Boyz
Bob Martin and Beth Leavel of The Drowsy Chaperone
Cast members of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Donna Hanover (The Vagina Monologues, now a WOR host)
Lenny Coco and the Chimes
James Romick (The Phantom of the Opera)
Jennifer Hope Wills and James Romick (The Phantom of the Opera)
Christine Pedi (Forbidden Broadway)
River Deep's Pat Hall
River Deep's Erica Bowen and McKenzie Frye
Rent touring company
Rent touring company
WOR Shining Star winner Jonathan Schwartz