Patti Murin, Jenny Laroche, and Julie Gold Join Broadway Belts for PFF! Lineup
They join the previously announced Ariana DeBose, Santino Fontana, and more in the fundraiser hosted by Julie Halston.
Patti Murin (Frozen), Jenny Laroche (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), and Grammy Award winner Julie Gold will join the lineup of this year's Broadway Belts for PFF! fundraiser, hosted by Julie Halston. This year's event will take place on Monday, February 25 at 5:30pm at the Edison Ballroom.
They will join a previously announced roster of performers including Robert Creighton (Frozen), Ariana DeBose (Hamilton), Santino Fontana (Tootsie), Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!), and Mary Testa (Oklahoma!). This year's celebration will also feature a special appearance by New York Yankees legend and Latin Grammy nominee Bernie Williams and his brother, Hiram Williams, both performing an original song, "Para Don Berna," in memory of their father, who passed away from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
In addition, the event will introduce the newly established Ralph Howard Legacy Award, in memory of the famed New York newscaster and broadcast journalist. The honor will recognize an individual or individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the pulmonary fibrosis community and embody Ralph's mission of fostering and supporting talent through mentorship, opportunity, and education. The award recipient(s) will be announced at the event.
Broadway Belts for PFF! raises money to fight pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a deadly and complex disease which causes progressive scarring in the lungs. PF affects 200,000 Americans annually, and 50,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. In 2018, Broadway Belts for PFF! raised more than $370,000.