Ricky Martin
(© Tristan Fuge)
Ricky Martin
(© Tristan Fuge)
Broadway veterans Kristin Chenoweth and Ricky Martin will be the Special Honorees for this year's GLAAD Media Awards.

Martin will receive the Vito Russo Award which is named after one of GLAAD's founders, and is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for the LGBT community. It will be presented to him at GLAAD's New York City ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Times Square on March 19, hosted by Andy Cohen.

Martin became a major pop sensation with his 1999 hit song "Livin' la Vida Loca." On Broadway, he was seen as Marius in Les Miserables, and will play Che in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita.

Chenoweth will receive the Vanguard Award which is presented to media professionals who have increased the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community. She will receive the award at the Los Angeles ceremony, to be held at the Westin Bonaventure on April 10.

The actress recently wrapped up a Broadway run in Promises, Promises. She won a Tony Award for her performance in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and received a Tony nomination for Wicked. She received the Emmy for her work on Pushing Daisies and has been seen as April Rhodes on the FOX series Glee, for which she has received an Emmy nomination.

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