Watch highlights above from The Actors Fund's Virtual Gala, which streamed November 1, featuring the presentations of The Fund's Medal of Honor to Emmy winner, Tony nominee, and recent Kennedy Center Honoree Debbie Allen; World-Wide Holdings Executive Vice-President and philanthropist Niko Elmaleh; Tony and Olivier–winning producer Stacey Mindich (Dear Evan Hansen); and Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, whose streaming talk show Stars in the House benefits The Fund.
The evening raised over $1 million to support the Fund's programs and services.
Performers for the one-night-only event included Jason Robert Brown, Megan Fairchild, Santino Fontana, Syncopated Ladies, Jose Llana, Kelli O’Hara, Zachary Noah Piser, and Michael Rosen. Presenters were Robert Fairchild, Michael Greif, Andrea Martin, and Chandra Wilson with an appearance by Brian Stokes Mitchell, chair of the organization's board.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Since March 2020, The Fund has distributed more than $23.7 million in direct financial assistance to more than 17,000 entertainment arts professionals.
For ticket information visit ActorsFund.org.