EXPRESS YOURSELF - A Fundraising Concert for the LGBTQ Youth of New York City. Broadway stars from the best city on earth are coming together for one special evening of entertainment - fully self expressed, to raise money for the 'Arts & Culture' program of the famous Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), NYC. Featuring: - Billy Lewis Jr. (Glee/Spring Awakening) - Jaime Cepero (Smash) - Gregory Haney (Bring It On) - Samantha Marie Ware (Glee/Book Of Mormon) - Janine DiVita (Grease/The Mystery of Edwin Drood) - David Perlman (Baby It's You) - Samia XI (recording artist) - XELLE (recording artists) - Lisa M. Ramey (SugarBad) - Aaron Paul (Worlds Apart/Recording Artist)... & more to be announced! Along with New York's "Queen of the Bears", the wonderful and wholesome ‘Candy Samples’ as mistress of ceremonies, we are sure in for a wholesome night of music, self expression and fun!!! Tickets and/or donations can be made here: www.hmi.org/expressions --------------------------------------------------- EXPRESS YOURSELF is the brain child of Aussie drummer Simon Fishburn, who in the midst of New York's brutally long and cold winter just past, came across a Facebook post about the Hetrick-Martin Institute pantry wishlist winter appeal. Totally moved and inspired to want to contribute to the youth of his community (but not even having two pennies to rub together himself), Simon, along with recording artist Samia Mounts (his amazing co-leader and partner in crime), came up with this star studded, one night only concert to raise money for the LGBTQ youth of New York City. The Arts & Culture programs offered by HMI are to foster self-expression through dance, film, photography, painting, theater and more, so these kids can reach their full potential in a safe and supportive environment. Being a professional drummer (and gay to boot), Simon understands very well the importance of nurturing young talent and providing for the 13-24 year olds that come through MHI’s doors every single day. All proceeds go to the Arts & Culture programs at HMI for the LGBTQ Youth that come through their doors seeking acceptance, love, food, clothing and a chance at life. PLEASE NOTE: - All tickets must be purchased prior to the show. Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door!!! - This is a 21+ event Tickets and/or donations can be made here: www.hmi.org/expressions -------------------------------------------------- SPECIAL MENTION to the following for their gracious love and financial support in helping get this project off the ground in getting the venue booked: Cal Turner, Counter Play Management, Matthew P. Akers and HOMOgenious THEATRICS, Samia Mounts, Will Harrell, Dora Naughton, Adam Naill, Hugh O'Connell, Gemma Smith Shumaker, Francesca Romana Mondello, David Emery, Jeff Cubeta, Cressa Amundsen and Chelsea Bonosky! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!
Bio: Gerald Edward is committed to the old fashioned way: strings, vocals, community. He pitches in with musicians from the big city to the coast, rattling between acts in Brooklyn and Asbury Park. Apart from his work as a solo artist, he co-founded the indie/folk band Inland Traveler, and lends his g...See Full Bio