Last night, an incredibly talented group of stars from stage and screen came together to celebrate the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Producers Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, alongside director Schele Williams, created the special video, gathering over 35 stars to belt out two iconic Broadway songs: “Season of Love” from RENT, and “Let The Sunshine In” from HAIR.
Accompanied by Seth Rudetsky, performers included original cast members of Rent Anthony Rapp, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Fredi Walker-Browne, and Wilson Heredia, who were joined by Derrick Baskin, Laura Benanti, Wayne Brady, Betty Buckley, Charlotte d’Amboise, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Mandy Gonzalez, James Monroe Iglehart, Andy Karl, Javier Muñoz, Christopher Jackson, Jose Llana, Beth Malone, Audra McDonald, Ruthie Ann Miles, Olga Merediz, Miss Peppermint, Jessie Mueller, Orfeh, Rosie Perez, Chita Rivera, Juli Rudetsky-Wesley, Keala Settle, Ali Stroker, Leslie Uggams, Jenna Ushkowitz, James Wesley, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Vanessa Williams, Chandra Wilson, B.D. Wong.
The band featured Seth Rudetsky, Perry Cavari, Carl Carter, Jim Hershman.
Seth Rudetsky served as Music Director and provided the arrangement, with video editing by Jabari Payne, and sound mixing Shelbie Rassler and Matthias Winter.
Tonight, on “Stars In The House,” some of these amazing participants will join Seth and James to offer a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to put this all together (in less than a week!), and show some fun outtakes from the filming process.
Tune in at 8PM ET to see director Schele Williams, Andy Karl, BD Wong, Charlotte D’Amboise, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Javier Muñoz, Jenna Ushkowitz, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Orfeh, and editors Jabari Payne and Shelbie Rassler for all the inside scoop! And of course, there will be live music to enjoy!
Stars in the House, which officially kicked off on March 16, 2020 is a daily series that features stars of stage and screen singing or performing plays live (from home!) to promote support for charitable services for those most vulnerable to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Joining Seth and James for the shows is Dr. Jon LaPook, chief medical correspondent for CBS News.
Visit starsinthehouse.com to donate to The Actors Fund, watch previous episodes, learn about upcoming guests and more.
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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.
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