Updated 1/21/21 10pm
If you are in need of good vibes, I highly suggest you watch the two videos in this article. On January 21, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley presented their virtual program, Stars in the House, highlighting the ‘Making of the Broadway Inauguration Song’ with director Schele Williams, editors Jabari Payne and Shelbie Rassler. The hilarious, heartwarming and nourishing two hour chat offered an insider behind-the-scenes look at what it took to put it all together in less than a week, and included some fun outtakes from the filming process, with detailed commentary provided by Broadway stars Andy Karl, BD Wong, Beth Malone, Charlotte d’Amboise, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jenna Ushkowitz, James Monroe Iglehart, Jose Llana, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Orfeh.
On January 20, over 35 stars from stage and screen came together to belt out two iconic Broadway songs: “Season of Love” from RENT, and “Let The Sunshine In” from HAIR for the “Celebrating America” concert celebrating 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.
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.
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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