Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director
Daniel J. De Siena, Chairman
Sheldon Harnick, Honorary Gala Chair
& The Board of Trustees
Invite you to...

A Musical Salute 2023!

Sunday, March 26, 2023
At The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
Exciting Artists Joining

The Roster of Performers!
Christian Borle
Christian Borle is a two-time Tony Award winner and has starred in a myriad of roles both on stage and screen. Currently, he is starring as Joe/Josephine in Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's exciting new musical, Some Like It Hot! His turn as Shakespeare in Something Rotten! garnered him both Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, as well as a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher. He captured audiences while playing Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Marvin in Falsettos, and Bert in Mary Poppins!
Melissa Errico
J. Harrison Ghee
Melissa Errico is a multi-talented actress, singer, recording artist, and writer for the New York Times. She is known for her incredible Broadway musical roles such as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Kurt Weill's One Touch of Venus. Melissa starred in the Broadway productions of Oliver!, Camelot, and Brigadoon. She is well-known for her recordings of musical theater classics, including albums of songs by Stephen Sondheim and Michel Legrand. 

J. Harrison Ghee stars in the new hit musical by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, Some Like It Hot, where they play Jerry/Daphne. While performing in this groundbreaking musical, they stand as a figure of inspiration, positivity, and inclusivity. They hope to inspire, enlighten, and uplift someone in the journey of playing the role. They are also known for their other Broadway roles such as André Mayem in the 2021 production of Mrs. Doubtfire and Lola in the incomparable production of Kinky Boots. 
Derek Klena
NaTasha Yvette Williams
Derek Klena is an amazing actor and singer best known for his Broadway musical roles where he brings his charisma and beautiful voice to the stage. He has played an extensive range of roles, from Dmitry in Anastasia, to Fiyero in Wicked, to Nick Healy in Jagged Little Pill,  and most recently, Christian in Moulin Rouge! His Off-Broadway roles include Tommy Ross in Carrie and Eddie Birdlace in Dogfight. Klena’s extraordinary work in Jagged Little Pill was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical!

NaTasha Yvette Williams is a phenomenal actress and singer who is currently playing Sweet Sue in Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s newest Broadway musical, Some Like It Hot. Her Broadway credits include Sofia in The Color Purple, Mariah in Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, and Aretha Franklin in A Night With Janis Joplin. Her incredible talent has also led her to grace the stages of the New York Philharmonic, as well as the West End.
Photos from Left to Right: Jenny Anderson, Monica Schipper, Jenny Anderson, Boneau/Bryan-Brown
Full List of

Featured Artists!
Klea Blackhurst
Will Friedwald
Sidney Myer
Steve Ross
Alex Rybeck
Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap
Gabrielle Stravelli & Joshua Richman
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5:30 pm: A reception with wine and
elegant hor d'oeuvres 

6:30 pm: A full course dinner
7:30 pm: Musical Salute with incredible performers!

Lift a toast to the Honorees' with
Champagne and delicious Desserts
We have the privilege of

Tony Award Winning Songwriters of
"Hairspray" and "Some Like It Hot"
Marc Shaiman
Scott Wittman
Legendary Cabaret and Concert Artist
Marilyn Maye
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