Mr. Saturday Night Tony Nominee Shoshana Bean & Three-time Tony Award Winner Jason Robert Brown to Join Tony-Nominated Cast of SIX and A Strange Loop’s Tony-Nominated Michael R. Jackson at Family Equality’s Night at the Pier in New York City

Accompanied by composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown, the Mr. Saturday Night star will be joining a show-stopping program for LGBTQ+ families

NEW YORK — Family Equality, the nation’s leading organization advocating for current and future LGBTQ+ families, is delighted to announce that powerhouse Broadway star and 2022 Tony nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role, Shoshana Bean (Mr. Saturday Night, Wicked, Waitress)—accompanied by three-time Tony Award winner and 2022 co-nominee for Best Original Score  (with lyricist Amanda Green) Jason Robert Brown—will perform a song from their now five-time Tony-nominated musical Mr. Saturday Night live at Night at the Pier in New York City at Pier Sixty on May 16. The evening’s program, produced by Academy Award-winner, Bruce Cohen, is shaping up to be a showcase of favored Tony Award nominees, including performances by the cast of SIX—nominated for eight Tonys, including Best Musical—and 2022 Best Original Score & Best Book nominee Michael R. Jackson from A Strange Loop which is nominated for 11 Tonys, including Best Musical, making it the most Tony-nominated musical show of the season. 

With more than 300 anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced across the country, and recent news surrounding the Supreme Court’s leaked draft decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, Family Equality’s Night at the Pier gala garners support for the organization’s work to protect the rights of LGBTQ+ families, while also honoring advocates and leaders in the movement. The night’s honorees include LGBTQ+ trailblazers Jordan Roth and Richie Jackson and Hostetter-Habib Award winner, Lydia Gray-Holifield. 

The 2022 Night at the Pier Honorary Chairs are Daryl Roth and Nick Scandalios, and this year’s event chairs are Luigi Caiola, Merritt Johnson, Samantha Lippitt, Jeannie Uyanik, and Jason Weinberg. 

Family Equality gratefully acknowledges the support of the following Night at the Pier sponsors: (Platinum Level) Caiola Productions, McGill Caiola Family, Nederlander Organization; (Gold) Ferring Pharmaceuticals, John Gore Organization, Jujamcyn Theaters, and Nick Scandalios; (Bronze) Brady Klein Weissman, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Christopher Street Financial, GENESIS Fertility & Reproductive Medicine, Heather & Felix Baker, Hiro Premium Japanese Sake, Moulin Rouge: The Musical, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey, Sam Rosenblatt & Mario D’Andrea Olmstead Properties, Inc., The Shubert Organization, Signature Bank, Weill Cornell Medicine Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine, and Weeks Lerman; (National Corporate Sponsors) Byran Cave Leighton Paisner, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, California Cryobank, CCS Fundraising, Charles Schwab, Clockwork, Fidelity Investments, Johnson & Johnson Care with Pride, Nederlander, Organon, Playbill, Target, Warner Bros. Discovery. 

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