Lea DeLaria To Host ACLU & NYCLU 'Sing Out For Freedom' Virtual Event


The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) have reimagined their annual event Broadway Stands Up for Freedom with a fitting new title, Sing Out For Freedom.

The virtual event will be hosted by Three Time SAG Award Winner and Obie Winner Lea DeLaria. The live-streamed event will take place on Monday, November 2 at 6:30PM (EST) and can be viewed exclusively at singoutforfreedom.com. The election eve concert will feature performances and appearances by Broadway performers and inspiring activists who stand up for freedom and civil liberties for all.

“The right to vote is the right upon which all other rights depend, and it is crucial for us to ensure that every vote gets counted,” said Donna Lieberman, Executive Director at the NYCLU. “As we face attacks on this fundamental right and the uncertainty of the election and its aftermath, we must come together as a community. Sing Out For Freedom is a night to get ready for the struggle ahead to protect our democracy and ensure the orderly transition of power that we can no longer take for granted.”

The broadcast will feature performances and appearances from Golden Globe and Emmy winner Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (My Fair Lady), Tony Award winner AndDe Shields (Hadestown),Kelly McCreary (“Grey’s Anatomy”),Tony Award nominee Adrienne Warren (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical), Tony Award winner Katrina Lenk (Company), Pulitzer Prize finalist Heidi Schreck (What the Constitution Means to Me), Tony Award winner Celia Keenan-Bolger (To Kill a Mockingbird), Tony Award nominee Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), Tony and Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”),Tony Award nominee Daniel J. Watts(Tina: The Tina Turner Musical), Tony Award nominee Ephraim Sykes (Ain’t Too Proud), Tony Award nominee Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman), Obie Award winner Eisa Davis (Passing Strange), Aneesh Sheth(“Jessica Jones”), Amber Iman (Shuffle Along), Jo Lampert (“Transparent”), George Salazar (Be More Chill), Rebecca Naomi Jones(Significant Other), Jelani Alladin (Frozen), Mykal Kilgore (NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”) Treshelle Edmond (Spring Awakening),Raymond Lee (Groundhog Day), Larry Owens (A Strange Loop), Shaina Taub (Twelfth Night), Sasha Allen (Hair), Thursday Williams (What the Constitution Means to Me), Ty Defoe (Straight White Men), L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop), Jomama Jones (Black Light), Gaelynn Lea (2016 Tiny Desk Winner), Mary Kathryn Nagle (Reclaiming One Star), Liana Stampur (“A Soft Place to Land”) and Broadway Inspirational Voices.

In addition to direction by Liesl Tommy, this year’s event will include music direction by Tony winner Jason Michael Webb (Choir Boy, The Color Purple) and is executive produced by Robb Nanus and Rachel Sussman. Additional producers include Liesl Tommy, Jenny Mudge, Becca Halperi, Ari Conte and Cynthia J Tong. Victor Vazquez of X Casting serves as casting director.

For more information and to RSVP visit www.singoutforfreedom.com. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the work of the NYCLU and the ACLU to promote and protect the civil rights and liberties in New York and across the country. The concert is free with a suggested donation of $20.

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