**Thank you to everyone who supported the 2018 show! The 3rd annual Arts for Autism concert benefit raised $45,000 this year, which brings us to over $120,000 donated to Autism Speaks! Thank you again, and we'll see you in 2019!**

2018 Recap & Highlight Video

THE 2018 BROADWAY CAST

CREATIVE TEAM


Jacque Carnahan: Artistic Director 

David Alpert: Concert Director  

Paul Staroba: Music Director

Somewhere Choreography: Tim McGarrigal

Orchestrations and Arrangements: Keiji Ishiguri, Isaac Alter, Michael Radi, Jeff Marder


PRODUCERS


Michael Holzer

Believe NYC

Educational Travel Adventures

Christopher Jackson

Show Host, Tony nominee Hamilton

Max von Essen

Tony nominee  

An American in Paris

Denée Benton

Tony nominee Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812


John Michael Dias

Jersey Boys

Jacque Carnahan

Artistic Director

Kelvin Moon Loh

SpongeBob SquarePants

Carrie St. Louis

Wicked

John Eric Parker

The Book of Mormon

Brynn Williams

Spongebob Squarepants

Tyler John Logan

West Side Story

Antuan Magic Raimone

Hamilton

Taylor Broadard

National Tour: Memphis

Danielle Erin Rhodes

Arkansas Repertory: Les Mierables

Hannah DelMonte

Fiddler On the Roof

DeMond Nason

Off-Broadway: Walmartopia

Paul Pilcz

Bye Bye Birdie

Eric van Tielen

Les Miserables

Jodi DiPiazza

Broadway Debut

Miriam Steinberg

Broadway Debut

Dean DeLuna

West Side Story

Jillian Jameson

National Tour: The Sound of Music


Tess Soltau

Wicked

Jayson Kerr

National Tour: Evita


Nicholas Ward

Frozen

Tommy Byrne & Isabella

Broadway Debut

Christine Andreas

Tony nominee: Oklahoma!

Brian Brammer

WPPAC: The Hunchback of Notre Dame 

Sarah Kay Marchetti

The Metropolitan Opera

Mindy Wallace

Bandstand

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Ixchel Cuellar

 Finding Neverland

Lauren Zakrin

Conor Tague

Broadway Debut

Mckynleigh Abraham

Beautiful, The Carole 

King Musical

Ali Hodge

Beautiful, The Carole King Musical

Traci Elaine Lee

Beautiful, The Carole King Musical

Brittany Jeffery

Me and My Gal

Jennifer Lorae

Hard Times

"This event to me is special because it shows that there isn't one way to tell a story. The power of song. The power of dance. It has a farther reach than just entertainment. We can do something. We can do something really important."


- Kelvin Moon Loh, The King and I & Spongebob

WHAT IS ARTS FOR AUTISM

STARS FROM THE FOLLOWING HIT SHOWS HAVE PARTICIPATED IN ARTS FOR AUTISM

Arts for Autism is a one night annual Broadway benefit concert where the biggest names on Broadway join performing arts students from around the country onstage at the Gershwin Theatre (home to Broadway's production of Wicked). Tony Award winner, Kelli O'Hara (The King and I) hosted the show in 2016 an 2017, and last year was joined by Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos), Christopher Jackson (Hamilton), Adrienne Warren (Shuffle Along), and dozens more.


Together they perform, spread awareness, and inspire compassion, kindness, and understanding for those affected by autism. This year will mark the third annual benefit concert with 100% of the ticket sale proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks. The show raised $36,000 in 2016 and $45,000 in 2017. We are looking forward to another exciting and impactful event this June! 

JOIN US IN NEW YORK CITY

Wicked

Matilda

Les Miserables

The Bridges of Madison County

Dear Evan Hansen

Hamilton

The King and I

Newsies

Falsettos

Side Show



Bright Star

Shuffle Along

Jersey Boys

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Finding Neverland

Once

In The Heights

Motown The Musical

Rocky

Pacific Overtures


Bye Bye Birdie

Murder for Two

Raisin

Spongebob

Rocky

Motown The Musical

 Bandstand

South Pacific

SISTAS: The Musical

Bring It On

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID IN 2018

100

STUDENTS

32

BROADWAY STARS

$45,000+

RAISED FOR

AUTISM SPEAKS

1

NIGHT

1200

PEOPLE IN ATTENDENCE

*Arts for Autism has donated over $120,000 to Autism Speaks since 2016.

STARRING:

  • Kelli O'Hara - Tony Award Winner, The King and I (Host)
  • Paul Alexander Nolan - Once
  • Erin Davie - Side Show
  • Emily Padgett - Bright Star
  • Carly Hughes - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
  • Dominic Scaglione Jr - Jersey Boys
  • Jevon McFerrin - Jersey Boys


THE 2016 BROADWAY CAST

  • Dwayne Cooper - Motown
  • Dominic Nofi - Motown
  • John Michael Dias - Jersey Boys
  • Correy West - South Pacific
  • Erikka Walsh - Once
  • Julia Murney - Wicked
  • Joseph Morales - In the Heights
  • Jennifer DiNoia - Wicked
  • Julie Reiber - Wicked



  • Ben Cook - Newsies
  • DeMarius Copes - Newsies
  • Daniel J Deluca - Newsies
  • Damon Gillespie - Newsies
  • Gina Claire Mason - Wicked


  • David Alpert - Director
  • Sonny Paladino - Musical Director
  • Assaf Gleizner - Orchestrations & Vocal Arrangements
  • Jacque Carnahan - Artistic Director
  • Michael Holzer - Producer
  • The Doo Woop Project - Performance Group

CREATED BY:

"I believe all people need to be respected and accepted for who they are."

- Laura Osnes, Two-Time Tony Award Nominee, Cinderella & Bonnie & Clyde

JOIN US IN SUPPORT OF AUTISM SPEAKS

If you cannot make the show, but you'd like to make a donation, you can do so through our online fundraising page. The fundraising platform is hosted by Autism Speaks, which means there are no fees, and 100% of the money raised will be given to the cause.

We are thrilled to support Autism Speaks with this exciting and meaningful event. Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families. Through partnerships and collaboration, Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; being a catalyst for research breakthroughs; increasing early-childhood screening and intervention; improving the transition to adulthood; and ensuring access to reliable information and services throughout the life span. For more information about Autism Speaks please visit www.autismspeaks.org

ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS

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