A host of Broadway artists recently united to record a music video for Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie's 1985 anthem “We Are the World.” Released by Broadway Records, the video calls for healing and unity in the world today.
Participating artists include Christy Altomare, Kelli Barrett, Andrew Burns, Nikki Renee Daniels, Jordan Donica, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold, Justin Guarini, Derek Klena, Jeff Kready, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone, Lesli Margherita, Constantine Maroulis, Bebe Neuwirth, Orfeh, George Psomas, Anthony Rapp, Courtney Reed, Chita Rivera, Kate Rockwell, Jarrod Spector, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ephraim Sykes, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Ben Vereen.
The video also features a Broadway kids chorus: Paige Brady, Ava Briglia, Courtney Chu, Tori Feinstein, Sophie Gennusa, James Ignacio, Luka Kain, Jake Lucas, Eliza Holland Madore, Mehret Marsh, Cayen Martin, Aliyah Mastin, Willow McCarthy, Rileigh McDonald, Callia Muhammad, Julian Rivera-Summerville, Mimi Ryder, Milly Shapiro, Ava Ulloa, Alexandra Vlachos, Aviva Winick, Rocco Wu, Timothy Yang, and Kasey Youme Lee.
“More than ever, people need to know that their voices make a difference and their voices together are incredibly powerful,” said producer Yael Silver. “’We Are the World’ spoke to us universally and we wanted to share our united voices with the world.”
The “We Are The World” recording is executive-produced by Silver, Robin Carus, and Van Dean and produced by Michael Croiter. The music supervisor is Mary Mitchell Campbell, with music direction by Ted Arthur and orchestrations by Cam Moncur. It was recorded by Croiter at Yellow Sound Lab. The video director is Ben Schwartz, the video producer/technical director is Nick Morrison, the video editor is Michael Kardis, and the production company is Small Giant.
“We Are the World” was originally recorded by the supergroup United Support of Artists for Africa in 1985 with sales in excess of 20 million copies.