André De Shields, Cynthia Nixon, Peppermint, More Will Be Part of PBS' True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs | Playbill

Film & TV News André De Shields, Cynthia Nixon, Peppermint, More Will Be Part of PBS' True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs

The June broadcast featuring musical performances will also offer a unique look at the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S.

André De Shields, Cynthia Nixon, and Peppermint

True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs, offering a unique look at the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the United States, will debut on PBS stations around the country June 4; check local listings.

Hosted by Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider, the broadcast will feature Tony, Emmy, and Grammy winner André De Shields performing “The Colors of My Life” from Barnum, RuPaul's Drag Race alum Peppermint, Alexis Michelle, and Jujubee joining forces for “(A Little More) Mascara” from La Cage aux Folles, and Trans opera singer Breanna Sinclairé singing “Somewhere” from West Side Story.

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Viewers can also expect performances from the Indigo Girls (“Closer to Fine”), country-pop singer Billy Gilman (“For Our World”), indie-pop singer and songwriter Morgxn (“Wonder”), Glee's Chris Colfer, and Christian singer Trey Pearson (“Hey Jesus”). The artists will be backed by The American Pops Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Luke Frazier.

The special also features interviews with former NBA player Jason Collins, Tony and Emmy-winning actor and activist Cynthia Nixon, and other individuals sharing their inspiring stories.

True Colors, produced by Nouveau Productions and PBS, will also be available for free streaming on PBS.org and the PBS Video App.

 
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