Michael Rupert to Replace Harvey Fierstein in Rags Concert
Stafford Arima and Mark Hartman will serve as director and musical director for the performance, which will also feature Carolee Carmello, Gregg Edelman, Lainie Kazan, Eden Espinosa, Lewis Cleale, John Treacy Egan, David A. Austin, Struan Erlenborn, Max von Essen, Stacia Fernandez, Aaron Berk, David Josefberg, Colin Hanlon, Adam Heller, Peter Lockyer, Stuart Marland, John Schiappa, Lisa Jolley, and Anne L. Nathan.
MTV correspondent Sway will host the event. The production team includes Patricia Wilcox (choreographer), Traci Klainer (lighting), Walter Trarbach and Tony Smolenski (sound), David Korins (sets), and Michael Bottari and Ronald Case (costumes).
Rupert will seen in the upcoming Broadway musical Legally Blonde. He won a Tony Award for his performance in Sweet Charity and has also starred in such shows as Falsettos and Elegies: A Song Cycle.