Thursday, April 25, 2024

Broadway stars André De Shields, Billy Porter, Norm Lewis, and others sing for Actors Fund

The Actors Fund has released its very uplifting “Make Them Hear You / Grateful” video to raise funds for its programs and services. 

The heartfelt, star-studded video, which premiered exclusively at the Actors Fund Virtual Gala, features Jelani Alladin, Chuck Cooper, André De Shields, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, and Billy Porter, singing “Make Them Hear You” from the Tony Award-winning score of Ragtime, by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Jelani Alladin, Chuck Cooper, André De Shields, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Billy Porter, sing “Make Them Hear You”

That rendition then segues into the chorus of the Tony Award-winning Broadway Inspirational Voices, led by founder Michael McElroy, and featuring Norm Lewis, singing “Grateful,” by John Bucchino.

Norm Lewis and Broadway Inspirational Voices sing “Grateful”

“To those in need in performing arts and entertainment, we say ‘There is a community that hears you, and is here for you,'” said Actors Fund Chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell. “Thank you to Michael, Jelani, Chuck, André, Brandon, Joshua, Norm, Billy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices, for reminding us all of the power of justice, and the power of gratitude this holiday season.”

All proceeds from viewer donations will go directly to The Actors Fund, which helps sustain performing artists in their time of need.

To donate to the Actors Fund go here.

Watch the video here.

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