Our annual Gala, held on September 24th at Cipriani 42nd Street, raised a record breaking total of $1,652,502 in support of the Wing’s programs and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Legacy Fund, breaking all previous records.

The sold-out, black-tie event was held at Cipriani 42nd Street and celebrated the Wing’s 101 years of supporting strong and fearless voices in the American Theatre, as well as a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s unrivaled body of work amassed over five decades. The evening’s program began with a salute to the Wing’s Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative, which has provided more than $1.5 million in grants and scholarships for schools and students, and included scholarship recipients Nena Daniels, Daelin Elzie, Marcus Gladney, Amara McNeil, and Jaqueline Cabrero. The evening’s performances included Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess performing the title song from The Phantom of the Opera; Sierra Boggess performing “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” from The Phantom of the Opera in English and French, showcasing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s global influence; Katrina Lenk performing “Song and Dance: Tell Me on a Sunday” from Tell Me on Sunday; Brandon Victor Dixon performing “Heaven on Their Minds” from Jesus Christ Superstar; Alex Newell performing “As If We’ve Never Said Goodbye” from Sunset Boulevard; Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative scholar Sydney Lopes performing the title song from Whistle Down the Wind; with a mega-band that included School of Rock alumni Evie Dolan, Ethan Khusidman, Raghav Mehrotra, and Brandon Niederauer.