Centerstage's Annual Benefit Gala features a performance by Broadway star Adam Pascal. Mr. Pascal came to prominence with his role as Roger Davis in the original Broadway cast of Rent, a role he reprised for the 2005 film version. His breakout performance in Rent earned him an Obie Award and a Tony nomination, an almost unheard-of honor for an actor in his first professional production. Joining him will be special guest Tracie Thoms, Mr. Pascal's co-star in the film version of Rent. Ms. Thoms, a Baltimore native and graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts, is a Centerstage favorite for her role in A Raisin in the Sun during the 2001-02 Season.