Harvey Fierstein read the poem "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" at XL Nightclub and Cabaret during SPARKLE, a benefit show for The Actors Fund, on December 17. Click below to listen to his signature voice gracing the words of the Christmas classic!
SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert made its New York City debut at XL Cabaret earlier this month, with proceeds benefitting the programs and services of The Actors Fund. After three successful years as the "must-see" holiday event of the season in Palm Springs, Calif., producer, host and native New Yorker Scott Nevins brought SPARKLE home with him for the holidays, featuring an all-star cast of performers from the worlds of film, television, Broadway and the music industry all singing in the season at a one night only extravaganza.
Performers also featured Tony and Emmy Award Winner Lillias White ("The Life", "Dreamgirls", "Fela!"), Tony Award Nominee Norm Lewis ("The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess"), Tony Award Nominee Robin De Jesus ("In The Heights"), Milena Govich ("Law & Order", "Cabaret"), Daniel Reichard ("Jersey Boys", "Midtown Men"), Nick Adams ("Priscilla: Queen of the Desert", "Guys & Dolls", "A Chorus Line"), Saycon Sengbloh ("Wicked", "Fela!", "AIDA"), Erin Quill (Original Cast Member of Broadway's "Avenue Q"), Jenna Leigh Green ("Wicked", "Sabrina: the Teenage Witch"), The Glamazons ("America's Got Talent"), multi award winning Cabaret artist Anne Steele, and international recording artist Kelly King.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone-performers and those behind the scenes-who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 12,800 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund's programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has-for 130 years-been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. For more information, visit www.actorsfund.org.