For the past twenty-nine years, after her mother was diagnosed with leukemia, artist/designer, Jane Elissa has been raising money for Leukemia and Cancer research. Her annual benefit is being held Monday night at 6:45 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square.
Featuring The Boy Band Project with Travis Nesbitt won the The Heart of Gold Award
Blaine Alden Krauss (Kinky Boots, The Cher Show) not only sang, but won the Shining Star award.
Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood)
Max Sangerman from Smokey Joe’s Cafe. The Special Honor went to Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Kristen Alderson (One Life To Live, General Hospital, The Marvelous Wonderettes)
Moving the audience with their hearts were the talented sister team of Allison and Emily from Canada.
Delaney Fischer Sings “Good Morning Baltimore.”
Also performing were Jordan Siwek (Les Miserables) with Ben Rauch on piano.
Dale Badway, a two time Tony winning producer on Pippin, American in Paris, On the Town, Groundhog Day, Bonnie and Clyde and Porgy and Bess was honored with the first ever Charlotte Myers recognition award. Dale is also the President, Board of Directors, of Theatre World Awards, Inc. Theatre World Awards, initiated in 1944, are the oldest awards given to debut performances for Broadway and Off-Broadway. Dale was the Master of Ceremonies as he sang and awarded the Lifetime Commitment Award to Dr. Annie Albarian and the Charlotte Meyers Volunteer Recognition Award to Martin Watkins and David S. Mazza.
The event chars are Michael James Caldwell, VP Branch Manager, BNB Honorary Chair: Steven Kaufman and Walgreens/Duane Reade. Celebrity Chair is Jacklyn Zeman, from “General Hospital”.