Creator of Pulitzer Award-winning A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson, and Critically-Acclaimed Cast of SIX to perform at Family Equality’s Night at the Pier in New York City

A Strange Loop’s playwright, composer and lyricist, Michael R. Jackson, and the award-winning cast of SIX will perform this May to garner support for LGBTQ+ families

NEW YORK — Family Equality, the nation’s leading organization advocating for current and future LGBTQ+ families, is delighted to announce that critically-acclaimed playwright, composer, and lyricist of Pulitzer award-winning A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson, and the cast of global sensation SIX will be performing live at Night at the Pier in New York City at Pier Sixty on May 16, 2022. They join honorees Jordan Roth and Richie Jackson, Hostetter-Habib Award winner, Lydia Gray-Holifield, and CEO Stacey Stevenson for a dynamic program produced by Academy Award winner Bruce Cohen.

With more than 300 anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced across the country, Family Equality’s Night at the Pier gala raises awareness for the issues LGBTQ+ families face, garners support for the organization’s work, and honors advocates in the movement for LGBTQ+ equality. Previous honorees include Katie Couric, Lisa Cholodenko, Lee Daniels, Chely Wright & Lauren Blitzer-Wright, Scott Ellis, Sergio Trujillo, and performances by Dear Evan Hansen, The Prom, Ain’t Too Proud, and many more

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, 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, 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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