Hugh Jackman
(© Tristan Fuge)
Hugh Jackman
(© Tristan Fuge)
Numerous Broadway stars have donated items for the seventh annual celebrity memorabilia auction on eBay, Bid 2 Beat AIDS, which began today, December 1, in honor of World AIDS Day.

The auction features rare and autographed items from stars in music, film, Broadway, sports, and television. Proceeds benefit Lifebeat - Music Fights HIV to support its ongoing AIDS/HIV programs nationwide.

Included are one-of-a-kind celebrity autographed "Lend-A-Hand to Lifebeat" card series, in which over 150 stars -- including Brooke Shields, James Earl Jones, John Leguizamo, Kara DioGuardi, Jerry Springer, Annie Potts, Jake Shears, Beth Leavel, Harvey Fierstein, Elaine Paige, Bobby Cannavale, Richard Thomas, Mink Stole, Kristin Chenoweth, Jerry O'Connell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jonathan Groff, John Cameron Mitchell, and Alan Cumming -- have traced their hands on special paper, adding an artistic touch and signature.

There are also Celebrity Experiences with Bernadette Peters (Follies tickets and a meet-and greet), Joan Rivers, Devo, Michael Feinstein, David Hyde Pierce, Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert tickets and a meet-and-greet), Lisa Lampanelli, and Jerry Springer.

Other items include signed Playbills from Book of Mormon, Sister Act, Bye Bye Birdie, Angels in America, God Of Carnage, The Scottsboro Boys, and Good People; CDs signed by Sutton Foster, Vanessa Williams, Lea Delaria, Sherie Rene Scott, and Patti LuPone; photos autographed by Liza Minnelli, Debbie Harry, Carol Channing, Sharon Gless, Chris Noth, Laura Linney, and Chita Rivera; and other memorabilia signed by the cast of Glee, the cast of Shrek, Madonna, Ricky Martin, Vanessa Williams, Hugh Jackman, and many others.

For more information, and to bid on items, click here.