Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director; Melissa Huber, Managing Director) announced today that its annual Spring Gala will feature performances and special appearances by Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner André De Shields; Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera); Drama Desk Award winner Gretchen Cryer; Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Nick Corley; Artistic Director of The Acting Company Kent Gash; the indie-folk-pop-americana group Bandits on the Run; Adam B. Shapiro (Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish); Sherz Aletaha; Jovan E’Sean; and Jonny Lee Jr. Additional vocalists will include Liz Casasola, Genesis Adelia Collado, Michael Protacio, and more.
The band for the Spring Gala will be lead by music director Andy Roninson, and features Mike Forzano, Sasha Ono, Sunny Sheu, Brandon Wong, with a special appearance by jazz artist Anthony Ware.
As previously announced, the Spring Gala will be co-hosted by Tony Award nominee Anika Larsen and Drama Desk Award winner Jose Llana, and will honor four extraordinary members of the Prospect and musical theater community with the first annual Muse Awards: Lia Chang, Naima Kradjian, Leonard Majzlin, and Grammy Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Kenita Miller.
The evening includes cocktails, dinner, and entertainment from special guests in celebration of the inaugural Muse Award recipients, and will be held this Sunday, May 1st at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).
Prospect’s Board Gala Committee members include Jane Abramson, Tira Harpaz, and Jason Ma.