Performers for the evening's concert will include Tony nominees Kate Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!), Jeannette Bayardelle (Girl from the North Country), Carolee Carmello (1776), Bryce Pinkham (A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder), and Tony Yazbeck (Flying Over Sunset), Tony winner Santino Fontana (Tootsie), Olivier winner Ruthie Henshall (Passion), Olivier winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid), Claybourne Elder (Company), Eden Espinosa (Lempicka), Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music), Blaine Krauss (Hamilton), Pierre Marais (Aladdin), Shereen Pimentel (West Side Story), and Teal Wicks (The Cher Show).
Chad Austin will direct the evening with choreography by Deidre Goodwin and musical direction by Nick Wilders.
The gala will begin at 6 PM with a cocktail reception followed by dinner, awards presentation, live auction, and the performance.
“For 30 years Abingdon Theatre Company has succeeded in its mission as a champion for artists creating new works, which is the life blood of theater,” says Zippel. “Abingdon has created opportunities for countless emerging and established writers, actors, directors, and designers. I could not be more touched to be an honoree at their 30th Anniversary Gala and to have my lyrics performed by so many extraordinary performers.”