Bernadette Peters and honoree Tom Viola pose with a furry friend.
Bernadette Peters and honoree Tom Viola pose with a furry friend.
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Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, was honored at the third annual Best in Shows – Broadway Legends Honor the Humane Society of New York, held October 23 at Feinstein's/54 Below.

Margo Seibert takes the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below.
Margo Seibert takes the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below.
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The evening of cabaret, benefiting the Humane Society of New York, will recognize Viola with the second annual Humane Society of New York's Sandy Fund Award in recognition of his deep concern and support of the needs of rescued animals. The award will be presented by theatrical animal trainers Dorothy and Bill Berloni.

Orfeh performs in the benefit for the Humance Society of New York.
Orfeh performs in the benefit for the Humane Society of New York.
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Hosted and music-directed by SiriusXM personality Seth Rudetsky (Disaster!), the concert included performances by a roster of Broadway favorites, along with appearances by "surprise two- and four-legged guests."

Shanice Williams takes the stage at the Best in Shows concert.
Shanice Williams takes the stage at the Best in Shows concert.
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