Billy Porter Honored at New York Stage and Film Gala November 5 | Playbill

Benefits and Galas Billy Porter Honored at New York Stage and Film Gala November 5

Melissa Etheridge, J. Harrison Ghee, Lillias White, and more are set to make appearances.

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New York Stage and Film holds its annual gala November 5 at The Plaza Hotel. This year's event honors Emmy, Tony, and Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Billy Porter and GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

Scheduled appearances include Melissa Etheridge, David Burtka, Chuck Cooper, Wilson Cruz, J. Harrison Ghee, Nathan Lee Graham, Dominique Jackson, Princess Lockerooo and The Fabulous Waack Dancers, Lenora Nemetz, Mia Pak, Joél Pérez, Brian Quijada, Adina Verson, Lillias White, Virgina Woodruff, and more.

The gala co-chairs are Barbara Manocherian, Dasha Epstein, Judith Manocherian and Dean Vanech, and Vice-Chair Max Mayer. 

The Gala Committee includes Annaleigh Ashford, Suzi Dietz & Lenny Beer, Geoffrey L. Brackett, Kristin Chenoweth, Bruce Cohen, MaryMartha E. Ford, Michael R. Jackson, Sheryl Kaller & Scott Zaretsky, Joe King, Tony Kushner, Cody Lassen, Mark Linn-Baker, Jennifer Manocherian, Ian Meibach, Michael McElroy, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jerry Mitchell, Stark Sands, Paula Silver, Nikk Thompson, and George C. Wolfe.

Proceeds from the event support NYSAF's ongoing artistic development work, including the annual summer season in the Hudson Valley, NYC programming, Filmmakers' Workshop, residencies, awards, fellowships, and more. 

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