THE 2019 BROADWAY CAST
Billy Elliot, Australia
John Michael Dias
Beautiful, The Carole King Musical
The Cher Show
Tony Award winner,
The King and I, 2019 Tony Award nominee, Kiss Me, Kate
Tony Award nominee, The Mystery of Edwin
The Metropolitan Opera
The Cher Show
Artistic Director: Jacque Carnahan
Concert Director: David Alpert
Music Director: Meg Zervoulis
Orchestrations: Keiji Ishiguri,
Isaac Alter, Conor Keela
Music Copyist: Michael Mahadeen
Educational Travel Adventures
Bryce Colby Vaewsorn
ARTS FOR AUTISM DANCERS
Nimbus 2 Company Member
The Polar Express Experience
West Side Story, Regional
Jonas Brothers Dancer
The Music Man, Regional
Sarah Juliet Shaw
The Little Mermaid, Regional
On The Town, Intrepid
The Book Of Mormon
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MICKEY ROWE
Mickey Rowe was the first autistic actor to play Christopher Boone in the Tony Award winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and one of the first autistic actors to get to play any autistic character.
He has been featured in the New York Times, PBS, Teen Vogue, Playbill, NPR, CNN, Huffington Post, Salon, has keynoted at organizations including Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Yale School of Drama, and more.
He is completing his MFA in Artistic Leadership. Mickey has worked with Syracuse Stage,
Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Seattle Opera, SCT, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory Theatre, The Ashland New Plays Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Midnight Projects, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He is a juggler, stilt walker, unicyclist, hat manipulator, acrobat, and more. Mickey Rowe is co executive director of National Disability Theatre.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SHOW SPONSORS
"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). We are excited to welcome back Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara (The King and I) as she hosts the show for the third time. Also headlining this year's show is O'Hara's Kiss Me, Kate co-star Tony Award nominee and Nashville TV show superstar Will Chase. Joining O'Hara, Chase and 100s of students will be over 25 of the biggest names on Broadway.
Together they'll perform, spread awareness, and inspire compassion, kindness, and understanding for those affected by autism. This year will mark the fourth annual benefit concert with 100% of the ticket sale proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks. To date, the show has raised $120,000 for Autism Speaks. We are looking forward to another exciting and impactful event this June!
JOIN US IN NEW YORK CITY
The Bridges of Madison County
Dear Evan Hansen
The King and I
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
In The Heights
Motown The Musical
Bye Bye Birdie
Murder for Two
Motown The Musical
SISTAS: The Musical
Bring It On
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID IN 2018
PEOPLE IN ATTENDENCE
*Arts for Autism has donated over $120,000 to Autism Speaks since 2016.
"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