Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block and Les Miserables star Caissie Levy are among the Broadway names who will participate in the second annual Sleep Out: Broadway Edition, a one-night-only event to raise funds for homeless youth. Block returns as an executive committee member for the Broadway arm of the Covenant House program.
In addition to Block, the executive committee consists of lyricist and producer Neil Berg, Tony-nominated director/choreographer Jeff Calhoun, returning Newsies star Capathia Jenkins, Tony winner Denis O’Hare, Disney producer Tom Schumacher and Les Miz’ Keala Settle. Additional participants will include Cameron Adams, Sebastian Arcelus, Rosalind Brown, Rachel Brosnahan, Kevin Carolan, Patrick Carroll, Brian Carson, Daniel Cooney, Chuck Cooper, Elizabeth Davis, Darius de Haas, Dionne Figgins, Rita Harvey, Rose Hemingway, David Henry Hwang, Dana Marie Ingraham, David Jennings, Tamika Sonya Lawrence, Adriane Lenox, Anastacia McCleskey, MT McNicholl, Melissa Mitchell, Vasthy Mompoint, Karla Mosley, Ryah Nixon, Rory O’Malley, John Eric Parker, Charles West, Jason Ralph, Gayle Rankin, Brooke Rowzee, Rachel Stern, Dennis Stowe, Rachel Sussman, Tad Wilson and Stuart Zagnit.
The Covenant House offers not only an immediate safe haven for homeless, throwaway and runwaway kids in 21 cities, but also provides services to guide them on a path to independent adulthood. On August 17, participants will sit down with kids who live at the Covenant House and the staff who care for them. That night, the adults will take to the pavement and walk in the shoes of the homeless community.
Sleep Out: Broadway Edition is open to any member of the theater community who has worked on a Broadway or off-Broadway production in any capacity. To make a donation and support the cause, check out the Covenant House’s website.