Joining the extensive list of talent who will appear are Ron Cephas Jones, Lourds Lane, Nathan Lane, Nikki Massoud, Peppermint, Billy Porter, and SEVAN. Representative Don Beyer of Virginia, Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, and Lieutenant Governor of New York Kathy Hochul will also make appearances, in addition to the previously announced voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams, New York State Senator Brad Hoylman, and 15-year old climate activist Alexandria Villaseñor. Douglas McGrath (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) has joined the writing team.
An array of original material has been created for the evening, including never-before-seen stagings of beloved Broadway musical numbers, previews of Broadway-bound productions, and speeches that acknowledge the stakes of the present with a hopeful eye toward a better future. In Our America will feature written contributions by Chad Beguelin, Jacob Burns, Maggie Cassella, David Henry Hwang, Tony Kushner, Douglas McGrath, Lynn Nottage, Robert O’Hara, Kate Rigg, José Rivera, Stacey Rose, Aurin Squire, DeLanna Studi, Paula Vogel, and John Waters.
Liesl Tommy, director of the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, is In Our America‘s director. The show features original choreography by Grady Bowman, Christopher Gattelli, Lorin Latarro, Ray Mercer, and Abbey O’Brien, with music direction by Jason Michael Webb and orchestrations by Chris Boardman and Charlie Rosen. Sean MacLaughlin serves as director of photography.
In Our America will feature the talents of (full list): Terence Archie, Tala Ashe, Derrick Baskin, Jeannette Bayardelle, Laura Benanti, Alex Boniello, Layla Capers, Ron Cephas Jones, Victoria Clark, Glenn Close, Chuck Cooper, Darren Criss, Nikki Renée Daniels, Quentin Earl Darrington, Eisa Davis, Sheila Kay Davis, André De Shields, Rogelio Douglas Jr., Matt Doyle, Michael Emerson, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Celia Rose Gooding, John Goodman, Jin Ha, James Harkness, William Jackson Harper, Jayne Houdyshell, Jennifer Hudson, James Monroe Iglehart, Aisha Jackson, Jawan M. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Isaiah Johnson, Justin Keyes, Hailey Kilgore, LaChanze, Nathan Lane, Norman Lear, Quentin Oliver Lee, John Leguizamo, Telly Leung, Selenis Leyva, Judith Light, Sky Lakota Lynch, Taylor Mac, Nikki Massoud, Rita Moreno, Sahr Ngaujah, Eva Noblezada, Karen Olivo, Okieriete Onaodowan, Larry Owens, Ashley Park, Peppermint, Billy Porter, Carrie Preston, Kelani Queypo, Fiona Morgan Quinn, Jelani Remy, Conrad Ricamora, Lauren Ridloff, Chita Rivera, Nicolette Robinson, Dee Roscioli, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Walter Russell III, George Salazar, Elizabeth Judd Salinas, Rashidra Scott, Sevan, Jimmy Smits, Phillipa Soo, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ephraim Sykes, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Jayden Theopile, Nasia Thomas, Skye Dakota Turner, Leslie Uggams, Villaseñor, Marlon Wayans, Rebecca Covington Webber, BD Wong, Karen Ziemba, the casts of Kiss My Aztec, KPOP, Missing Peace, and SIX, the Broadway Dreams Foundation Choir, and the In Our America dancers. To sign up for more information, visit InOurAmerica.BroadwayforBiden.com/event.
In addition to directing, Ms. Tommy serves as executive producer alongside executive producers Julie Boardman, Nolan Doran, Halle Morse, and Jennifer Mudge.
The concert is supported by a host committee that includes The Araca Group, Bruce Cohen, Darren Johnston, Oliver Roth, Megan Beyer, Eric Falkenstein, Sean Patrick Flahaven, Virginia Hepner, Cliff Hopkins, Alia Jones-Harvey, Tom Kirdahy, Cody Lassen, Marianne Mills, Brian Moreland, Greg Nobile, Kathy Olsen, Joan Rechnitz, Fiona Rudin, Thomas Schumacher, Jana Shea, Lauren Shuler Donner, Tom Viertel, Barbara Whitman, and Dauna Williams.
Casting for In Our America is by Telsey + Company, with general management by Bespoke Theatricals, and covid compliance and production management by Aurora Productions. Artwork is by RPM. Jacob Climer is costume consultant, Wilson Chin is scenic consultant, Sean Mayes is associate music director, and Andrew Beall is music coordinator.
Virtual Venue Experience hosted by Broadway Unlocked and designed by All Together Now.
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.