Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Director), will celebrate its 52nd Anniversary with Amas- – You Love!: A Heart to Heart Virtual Celebration on Monday May 10, 2021. Tony Winner Lillias White will be honored with the 2021 “Rosie Award.

AMAS is New York City’s award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968. Honorary Chair for the event is Grammy Award-winning Latin recording artist and activist Rubén Blades. “One Day at a Time” (Netflix) actress Justina Machado will be Mistress of Ceremonies. The evening will be streamed online at

The gala evening will begin at 6pm and will include performances from four (4) Amas Musicals: 4 Guys Named Jose…and una mujer named María!, Distant Thunder, MĀYĀ, and Hip Hop Cinderella (featuring the Academy Teens), and an original Spoken Word piece about Amas founder Rosetta LeNoire, composed and written by Rona Siddiqui.  Casting will be announced at a later date.

The Rosie Award is given every year to an outstanding individual – or individuals – who are leaders in their fields. Our Honoree this year exemplifies the spirit of Rosetta LeNoire, through her stellar work, as well as for being a champion of a diverse and inclusive society.