Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Bird, Broadway’s Hughie) hosted the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street, featuring performances by Broadway artists supporting the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative’s work in peace and community building.


Performers included Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Memphis, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Dames at Sea, Matilda, Zorro the Musical [West End]), Tony Award nominee Daniel Breaker (Book of Mormon, Passing Strange, Shrek the Musical), American Idol & Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages, Jekyll & Hyde, The Wedding Singer, Friend Art), Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz (An American in Paris, Baby It’s You!), Mara Davi (A Chorus Line, Drowsy Chaperone, Dames at Sea, White Christmas), Carly Hughes (Chicago, Pippin, Book of Mormon), Marcus Paul James (Rent, In the Heights, Motown), Mykal Kilgore (The Wiz Live, Motown, Book of Mormon), Jill Paice (An American in Paris, Matilda, The 39 Steps), Catherine Ricafort (Disaster!,  Allegiance) and Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews (co-authors of Invisible Thread recently at Second Stage).


Olivier Award nominee Stafford Arima (Allegiance, The Secret Garden in Concert, Ragtime [West End], Carrie, Altar Boyz) directed.



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Photos: Maryann Lopinto