The third annual Remember the Ribbon: A Tribute to World AIDS Day benefit concert is now available to stream in full. With performances from Carolee Carmello, Darius Anthony Harper, Anthony Wayne, and more, the November 7 event was filmed live at Sony Hall in NYC, and is available to stream through December 3. Remember the Ribbon is sponsored by Gilead Sciences with support from Hotel Edison and Sony Hall in commemoration of World AIDS Day. Proceeds benefit GLAAD.
Watch the complete performance above!
Along with the performances, the event celebrating, paying tribute to, and remembering all of those affected by HIV and AIDS features appearances from Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose (West Side Story, Summer), three-time Tony honroee Judith Light, NIAD Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, and three-time Tony honoree Chita Rivera.
The event features performances from Carmello (1776), André Jordan (Diana), Harper (Kinky Boots), Colin Cunliffe (Paradise Square), and Wayne (Tina), along with Tonewall and Broadway Sings.
The stream also includes remarks from special guest speakers: Playbill VP and COO Alex Birsh, Gilead Senior Director of HIV Franchise Andrea Porzio, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD Senior Director of Communications Tony Morrison, and Maria Di Dia. Also featured are The Knights & Orchids Society Executive Director Quentin Bell, Transinclusive Group Executive Director Tatiana Williams, and CrescentCare's Jasmine Davis, to share their work towards HIV awareness, education, and care.
The evening saw the first-ever Ribbon Award bestowed upon the evening's host, Karl Schmid. The surprise honor, which was presented this year by Dr. Fauci, recognizes a leader in research, activism, and/or outreach, honoring their commitment in stopping the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS and commitment to helping find a cure. Virtual congratulations were offered by Tony winner Alan Cumming, Olympian Greg Louganis, Prevention Access Founding Executive Director Bruce Richman, Senior Culture and Events Editor for Variety Marc Malkin, ABC7 co-anchor Ellen Leyva, and Schmid's parents, Helmut and Julia Schmid.
Remember the Ribbon is co-directed by Bryan Campione and Leonard Rodino, with music by Broadway Sings, led by producer Corey Mach and music director Joshua Stephen Kartes. Performers were backed by a band including Kartes on keys, Colin Dean on bass, Nick Anton on guitar, and Zachary Eldridge on drums. Sydney Steele served as stage manager, with technical production by Sony Hall and event filming by Michael Moritz Productions with additional videography by Dan Shein. The stream features additional video editing and production by Roberto Araujo. The digital Playbill program was created by Rodino and Dean Greer.
Special thanks are extended to Broadway Cares, Liquid Dreams, Lisa Cohen and Wilson Media, The Playbill Store, Playbill Travel, Slate PR, Smithhouse Strategy, Strike Force, and Waterman Sound.
Remember the Ribbon streams December 1–3 on Playbill.com and on Playbill's YouTube channel, with an embedded donation button allowing audiences to make tax-deductible donations supporting GLAAD's work in HIV advocacy and research.
Visit GileadHIV.com to view all of the latest resources on the HIV epidemic in the U.S.
For more information on Remember the Ribbon and GLAAD, visit Playbill.com/Ribbon.