The Tony-honored gospel choir Broadway Inspirational Voices presents Better Days, a gala and award ceremony honoring André de Shields, LaChanze, and Alex Lacamoire, October 24 at 7 PM. The event, the first major fundraising gala for the group since 2020, will be presented in the penthouse lobby of the American Airlines Theatre.
Stars In The House's Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley host the evening, which will include performances from Shoshana Bean (Mr. Saturday Night, Waitress), Michael James Scott (Disney’s Aladdin, Something Rotten), Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, Wicked, In The Heights), Daniel J. Watts (Tina, The Jam, Disney’s Werewolf By Night), Crystal Monee Hall (RENT, Kristin Chenoweth: For The Girls, The Sound and Soul of Sam Cooke), and the Broadway Inspirational Voices choir. White will make a special appearance in addition to her presence as an award winner.
Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) is a diverse community choir of Broadway professionals united through music and service. Formed in 1994 by Tony and Grammy nominated performer Michael McElroy (RENT, Big River, The Wild Party) the original Broadway Gospel Choirs mission was to provide comfort, joy, and the promise of a brighter day in the face of the AIDS epidemic. Renamed Broadway Inspirational Voices in 1999, the choir has since held membership from more than 140 Broadway shows, and in 2019, the Tony Awards Administration Committee presented the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to BIV. In 2020, McElroy selected Allen René Louis to replace him as artistic director of BIV, and Better Days will mark the first major fundraising event of Louis' tenure.
For more information, please visit BIVoices.org