Joel Grey will be awarded the Humane Society of New York's Sandy Award at Best in Shows.
Joel Grey will be awarded the Humane Society of New York's Sandy Award at Best in Shows.
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The second annual Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening to benefit the Humane Society of New York, will take place November 1 at Feinstein's/54 Below.

Best in Shows will feature performances by Annaleigh Ashford (Sylvia), Sutton Foster (Violet), Christian Borle (Something Rotten!), Joanna Gleason (Into the Woods), Debra Monk (Curtains), Orfeh (Legally Blonde), Hugh Panaro (The Phantom of the Opera), and more guests to be announced. Oscar and Tony winner Joel Grey will be awarded the first annual Humane Society of New York's Sandy Award, presented to an artist who has shown a fierce commitment, through action and advocacy, to the cause of animal rights.

Best in Shows will be presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni, Broadway animal behaviorists. Music direction will be by Seth Rudetsky, who will also host.

Tony honoree animal trainer Bill Berloni's animals have starred in some of Broadway's, television's, and Hollywood's biggest shows and movies, starting with the original Sandy in Annie in 1977, to the newest Toto on NBC's The Wiz Live. Bill and Dorothy Berloni met over 20 years ago and have been rescuing and training animals ever since. Their animals (who are all rescued), their family, and the Humane Society of New York have been showcased in the new reality series From Wags to Riches With Bill Berloni on the Discovery Family Channel.

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