The non-profit organization is dedicated to the principle that freeing a child’s imagination is a valuable part of the healing process.
The organization has served more than 52,000 children since 1999. In all, it has performed in more than 55 hospitals and care facilities in the New York City and Washington, DC metro areas.
“Only Make Believe” is free of charge to hospitals and has been bringing interactive theatre to children in need for over seventeen years.
John Oliver, star of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” hosted the gala at the St. James Theatre. Joe DiPietro directed.
Among the featured performers were Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Michael Cerveris (Fun Home), Montego Glover (Memphis) and Brad Oscar (Something Rotten).
David Bryan of Bon Jovi, and Adam Kantor (Fiddler on the Roof) also took the stage.
Josh Lucas (The Mysteries of Laura) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary) were on hand to help present awards.
Broadway favorites Gregory Jbara (Billy Elliot) and Julie Halston (The Babylon Line) were also among the luminaries supporting the charity.
To make a donation to “Only Make Believe,” visit their Web site.
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