ASTEP Gala Adds Performances by Joel Perez, Kyle Selig, and More
The inaugural event will honor the activism of composer and lyricist Georgia Stitt.
ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty) has added more performers to the lineup for its inaugural gala, ASTEP & Friends, set for Monday, April 23, at Feinstein's/54 Below.
Joel Perez (Fun Home), Noah Ricketts (Frozen), Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia!), and Mean Girls star Kyle Selig join previously announced performers, including Tony Award nominees Kate Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!) and Laura Osnes (Bandstand), as well as Mean Girls stars Erika Henningsen and Grey Henson, Hamilton's Sean Green Jr., and Jessica Vosk (Fiddler on the Roof).
Tony Award winner Andrea Martin will host the one-night-only event, honoring the activism of composer and lyricist Georgia Stitt (Snow Child) and ASTEP's work with CASES, the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services. The evening is conceived and directed by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, with most of the program honoring Stitt's body of work.
ASTEP was conceived by Broadway musical director Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Juilliard students to transform the lives of youth using the most powerful tool they had — their art. With programs as local as New York City and as global as India and South Africa, ASTEP Volunteer Artists teach in schools and community organizations, serving youth affected by refugee status, homelessness, gun violence, the justice system, HIV/AIDS, and systemic poverty.