Recently Broadway, TV and Film star Ana Villafañe joined iHeartRadio Broadway's SJ Arnegger to talk about her recent rooftop concert produced by TodayTix, performances to come but most importantly the upcoming Night of Covenant House Stars virtual gala that will take place on May 17th at 8pm. Villafañe, who has been a supporter of The Covenant House since her time in On Your Feet!, will be joined by a bevy of stars to help raise critical funds that will go directly to food, clothing, healthcare, education, job training, and short and long-term housing for youth overcoming homelessness at Covenant House across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Covenant House has remained open 24/7!
The concert will be co-hosted by six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald and CBS 60 Minutes Correspondent John Dickerson, both members of the Covenant House Board of Directors. The theme of the gala is, Stand Up, Stand Strong, and will recognize and celebrate the resilience of young people experiencing homelessness and the heroism of frontline staff working 24/7 to keep them safe during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Night of Covenant House Stars will be streamed on Broadway OnDemand, Facebook, YouTube, and CovenantHouse.org. Produced by acclaimed Broadway director and choreographer and Covenant House Board member Jeff Calhoun, with musical supervision by Jason Howland, Night of Covenant House Stars will combine moving performances by some of the entertainment world’s biggest stars and performances by Covenant House youth.
Some of the other participants for the Night of Covenant House Stars include: Meryl Streep, Dolly Parton, Ryan Reynolds, Robin Roberts, Stephen Colbert, Rachel Brosnahan, Ariana DeBose, Vanessa Williams, Sara Bareilles, Capathia Jenkins, Jo Ellen Pellman, Darius De Haas, Daniel Yearwood, Kelli O'Hara, Laurie Metcalf and more!