Nicholas Carlisle, Executive Director of No Bully, announced today that Tony-nominated Broadway star, film and television actress and Mercury recording artist Laura Bell Bundy and the Bay Area's own Bryce Pinkham have been added to the lineup for Broadway Against Bullying - a one-night-only holiday cabaret benefitting No Bully and their efforts to bring innovative, sustainable solutions to bullying, harassment and violence in schools – on Monday, December 3 at 7 p.m. at Club Fugazi (home of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon).
Kentucky native Laura Bell Bundy is a performer who has done it all. She originated the lead role of Elle Woods in the Broadway musical, Legally Blonde, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Bundy also originated the role of Amber Von Tussle in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Hairspray and performed the coveted role of "Glinda" in the Broadway smash-hit Wicked. Bundy performed on the nationally televised Academy of Country Music Awards as well as acting in various film and TV roles, including a lead role in Country Music Television's 'To The Mat' and a recurring role in CBS' 'How I Met Your Mother.' In 2010, Bundy released her debut country music album, "ACHIN' AND SHAKIN'," under the Mercury Records label, which featured the hit single "Giddy On Up." She has just finished writing and recording her sophomore album produced by Nathan Chapman. Her lead single, "That's What Angels Do" debuted on the radio earlier this year.
Bryce Pinkham most recently starred as "Carl Bruner" in the original Broadway cast of GHOST The Musical. Previous credits include Blood, Bloody Andrew Jackson (Broadway), Knickerbocker Holiday with Kelli O'Hara and Victor Garber (Lincoln Center), and Orphans' Home Cycle (Off-Broadway). On TV, Pinkham has been seen in "God in America," "Person of Interest" and "The Good Wife." In his latest benefit performance in New York City, Pinkham performed alongside Anne Hathaway and Audra MacDonald in "Perfectly Marvelous: Anne Hathaway and Friends sing the songs of Cabaret" at The Public Theater. The Yale School of Drama recently nominated Pinkham for the prestigious Leonore Annenberg Fellowship. The Annenberg Center for Public Policy awarded Bryce the fellowship for 2012-13. Pinkham is a proud collaborator with Theater of War, a program that performs Greek tragedy for American military audiences. His latest trips were to Guantanamo Bay and Japan. He received his M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama.
Other performers for the fun-filled evening of song and dance, include Nick Adams (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; A Chorus Line), Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots; Wicked; Hair), Ellyn Marie Marsh (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Kinky Boots; Enron), Billy Porter (Kinky Boots; Angels in America; Grease), Tory Ross (Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 The Musical; Wicked) and Constantine Rousouli (GHOST The Musical; Hairspray). Paul Canaan (Legally Blonde; Kinky Boots; La Cage aux Folles) will serve as host. Brian Usifer (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Altar Boyz) will serve as Musical Director. Additional performers will be announced at a later date.
An auction will also be held in conjunction with the cabaret. Once-in-a-lifetime items available include two tickets to the 2013 Tony Awards and Gala, two tickets to the 2013 Emmy Awards with tickets to the after party, two tickets to a taping of "Saturday Night Live" in New York City, dinner for 10 at Dinner NOBU 57 in New York or NOBU LA, two tickets to The Book of Mormon on Broadway with a backstage tour following the show, and more. For details or to bid on an item, visit www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/nobully. In-person bidding will be available at Club Fugazi on Monday, December 3.
Tickets are $50 for general admission seats. A limited number of premium tickets are available for $100 and include reserved seats and tickets to a post-performance dessert reception at North Beach's famed Rose Pistola with the cast. To purchase tickets, visit www.nobully.com or call the Beach Blanket Babylon Box Office at 415.421.4222.