SPARKLE: AN ALL-STAR HOLIDAY CONCERT at The Green Room 42 on December 1 to Benefit Actors Fund; André De Shields, Nathan Lee Graham, Natalie Douglas, Erin Quill and More to Appear

The annual holiday extravaganza SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert returns to New York City on Sunday, December 1 for its 8th consecutive year, once again benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org).

André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang

Hosted and produced by TV personality Scott Nevins (Bravo’s “The People’s Couch”), SPARKLE will take place at The Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Avenue, NY, NY), featuring 2019 Tony Award Winner André De Shields (Hadestown, The Wiz, The Full Monty, Ain’t Misbehavin’) reading Twas the Night Before Christmas, Grammy Award Winner Nathan Lee Graham, Chris Weaver (“The Voice”), Singer/Songwriter Randi Driscoll, Multi-MAC Award Winner Natalie Douglas, Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Lexi Lawson (Hamilton), Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Jesse JP Johnson (SpongeBob, Wicked), Havilland Stillwell (Les Miserables, Fiddler), Kevin Smith Kirkwood (Kinky Boots), Erin Quill (Avenue Q original Broadway company) and Julie Garniyé (Come From Away). Brian Nash will once again serve as Music Director and Arranger. *Cast is subject to change without notice.

General Admission Tickets for the show are $65; Premium Tickets (includes name recognition in the program) are $90; VIP Ringside Seating (includes a pre-show meet & greet, name recognition from the stage as well as in the program, and the best seats in the house): $125 each. Seating is very limited for this exclusive event and tickets will sell out quickly. Click here for tickets.

SPARKLE: AN ALL-STAR HOLIDAY CONCERT began when TV personality and host Scott Nevins had the desire to present a “small holiday concert” in Palm Springs, CA to help raise funds for a worthy organization. The event was an instant hit, quickly moving to a much larger venue, and earning 4 consecutive sold-out years as the holiday musical event of the season in the desert. Nevins then expanded on the idea by producing very successful all-star versions of the show in New York City and Los Angeles, both benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund. Sparkle has featured a remarkable cast of the industry’s most legendary and iconic performers like Carol Channing, Harvey Fierstein, Mitzi Gaynor, Florence Henderson, Richard Kind, Lorna Luft, Loni Anderson, Richard Simmons (in his last public appearance), and Jo Ann Worley, along with some of today’s biggest and brightest from TV, Theatre and Film such as Tony Award winners Billy Porter, Melba Moore and Lillias White, Emmy Award nominee Tituss Burgess, Tony Award nominees Daisy Eagan, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block, Robin De Jesus, Norm Lewis, Max von Essen, Constantine Maroulis and Bobby Steggert, Emmy Award winner & recording artist Liz Callaway plus Bobbie Eakes, Lea Thompson, Nick Adams, Erich Bergen, Christina Bianco, Emerson Collins, Wilson Cruz, Matt Doyle, Ilene Graff, Blake McIver, Sharon McNight, Anthony Rapp, Jai Rodriguez, The Skivvies, Shayna Steele, Marty Thomas, columnist & TV personality Perez Hilton, and many more!

THE ACTORS FUND is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit actorsfund.org.

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