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Jacque Carnahan, Artistic Director

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Betsy Struxness, Hamilton

Arts for Autism 2017 Show Information

Producer - Michael Holzer
Director - David Alpert
Artistic Director - Jacque Carnahan
Music Director - Sonny Paladino
Orchestrations & Vocal Arrangements - Assaf Gleizner

Hosted by Kelli O'Hara
David Alpert
Jacque Carnahan
Artistic Director
Stephanie J. Block
Tony nominee for the recent revival of Falsettos. Tony nomination for The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Other Broadway: Elphaba in Wicked, 9-5.
Christopher Jackson
Tony nominee Hamilton - Originated the role of George Washington. Other Broadway: In the Heights, The Lion King, Memphis
Adrienne Warren
Tony nominee Shuffle Along, Broadway: Bring It On.
Jennifer Laura Thompson
Currently stars as Cynthia in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. Tony award nomination for Urinetown. Other Broadway: Wicked, Footloose, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Teal Wicks
Broadway: Wicked, Finding Neverland
Betsy Struxness
Original Broadway Cast Member in Hamilton, Matilda, Scandalous, Leap of Faith. Other Broadway: Memphis, Wicked
Sasha Hutchings
Broadway: Hamilton, Rocky, Motown The Musical, Memphis
Carleigh Bettiol
Broadway: Hamilton
Kelvin Moon Loh
Currently in Pacific Overtures. Broadway: The King and I, Side Show, American Idiot. Off Broadway: Here Lies Love
Abby Mueller
Currently playing Carole King in Beautiful, the Carole King Musical on Broadway. Other Broadway: Kinky Boots.
John Michael Dias
Currently in the Broadway company of Beautiful, the Carole King Musical. Played Frankie Vali in Jersey Boys on Broadway.
Heather Tepe
Broadway: Matilda, Billy Eliot, Gypsy
Scott Difford
Broadway: Matilda
Libby Servais
Currently standby for Glinda in Wicked on Broadway. Other Broadway: Lysistrata Jones
Danielle Erin Rhodes
First Female Performer in Murder for Two
DeMond B. Nason
Off-Broadway: Walmartopia
Paul Pilcz
Broadway: Bye Bye Birdie
Warren G. Nolan Jr.
Off Broadway: Raisin
Paige Sommerer
South Pacific at Paper Mill Playhouse
Eric Van Tielen
Broadway: Les Miserables
Keve Wilson
Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Mina Cuesta
Broadway Debut
Jennifer Fouché
Originated the role of Roberta in the Off-Broadway hit, SISTAS The Musical
Emilie Battle
Off-Broadway: Sistas the Musical and Dear Evan Hansen at Second Stage Theater
Alicia Albright
Broadway: Wicked
Garrett Long
Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen
Oak Onaodowan
Originated the role of Hercules Mullingan/James Madison in Hamilton, and will be replacing Josh Groban in Great Comet this July

Our 2017 show will take place on June 19th, 7:30pm at the Gershwin Theatre

The Broadway community is coming together for a fantastic one night only performance at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre to benefit Autism Speaks! From Wicked, to Beautiful, Dear Evan Hansen to Hamilton, Broadway soloists will perform to inspire compassion, kindness, and understanding. They will be joined by young artists from across North America who have auditioned for the opportunity to perform on a Broadway stage and support this amazing cause.

Thank you to our dedicated student performers who are learning about autism as they volunteer to support individuals and families affected by these disorders.

  • Adams Davy - Texas
  • American Expression of Dance - Utah
  • Avanti Music Academy - Colorado
  • Class Act Productions - Texas
  • From Stage to Screen - New York
  • Moving Youth Dance Company - New Jersey
  • Neighborhood Music Stapleton - Colorado
  • Upper Falls Dance Academy - Maryland

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"What an incredible opportunity for such an incredible cause..."

Christopher Gattelli, Choreographer, Tony Award Newsies

About the Cause

We are thrilled to support Autism Speaks with this exciting and meaningful event. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. The Arts for Autism Benefit Concert is a unique way for the Broadway community and performing arts students to give their time and talent to an organization that has positively impacted the world community. For more information about Autism Speaks, check out their website at http://www.autismspeaks.org

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