FROM THE TONY AWARD NOMINATED SCORE OF LYNN AHRENS & STEPHEN FLAHERTY’S ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
FEATURING ANDRÉA BURNS, MANDY GONZALEZ, HAILEY KILGORE, LACHANZE, RUTHIE ANN MILES AND LEA SALONGA
New York, NY (December 22, 2020) – The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, today announced the release of “The Human Heart” video to raise funds for their programs and services. To donate, visit actorsfund.org/TheHumanHeart.
The video premiered exclusively at The Actors Fund Virtual Gala on November 2, 2020, and is now available for everyone to enjoy. The video features Andréa Burns, Mandy Gonzalez, Hailey Kilgore, LaChanze, Ruthie Ann Miles and Lea Salonga, singing “The Human Heart” from the Tony Award nominated score of Once On This Island, by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
“For ‘the hopes that make us happy,’ this holiday season and into the New Year, The Fund is honored to share this video with everyone,” said Actors Fund Chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell. “With heartfelt thanks to Andréa, Mandy, Hailey, LaChanze, Ruthie and Lea, and also to Lynn and Stephen for creating such a beautiful song that is so poignant for these challenging times. We are all part of ‘The Human Heart.’”
Since March 18, 2020, The Actors Fund has provided more than $18 million in emergency financial assistance to over 14,700 people who work in performing arts and entertainment. With shutdowns on Broadway and in film and television, theater, concerts, dance, music and many other areas of entertainment, the need is great and growing. This emergency financial assistance is helping the most vulnerable and those in financial crisis to cover basic living expenses, such as food, essential medications, utilities and more.
All proceeds from viewer donations will go directly to The Actors Fund, helping to support programs that foster stability and resiliency and serve as a safety net to everyone in performing arts and entertainment.
THE ACTORS FUND
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services.
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