Broadway Luminaries Come Together for Broadway Inspirational Voices Presents: “Hope in Harmony: Award Ceremony & Fundraiser Cocktail Party”

By Tammy Reese

On Monday, October 9, 2023, the Renowned Choir & National Nonprofit of Broadway Artists, whose mission is to support and strengthen communities in need through arts, education and outreach programming, hosted the “Hope in Harmony: Award Ceremony & Fundraiser Cocktail Party” at Sony Hall in New York City.

Tammy Reese and Andre DeShields

The memorable evening of entertainment, elegance, and inspiration was filled with uplifting experiences recognizing both the exceptional work BIV continues to do with its arts & education programming as well as the remarkable impact the honorees have made on communities near and far.

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Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV) hosted the “Hope in Harmony: Award Ceremony & Fundraiser Cocktail Party.” The evening’s guest host was three-time Tony Award and Grammy nominee  Joshua Henry, with featured performances by some of Broadway’s biggest names including John Manzari, Naomi Funaki, Emilie Kouatchou,  Shoshana Bean,  Shayna Steele, two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tony-nominated actor  Norm Lewis, Tony Award-winner  Adrienne Warren, Tony Award winning actor  J Harrison Ghee, and  Jared Alexander.

LaKisa Renee and J. Harrison Ghee


Additional star power in attendance were Cynthia Erivo, Lena Waithe, Tamara Tunie, and André De Shields. Everyone who attended shared a passion for the arts and positive change. NYWIFT members Tammy Reese and LaKisa Renee covered the blue carpet event.

LaKisa Renee, Adrienne Warren, and Tammy Reese



LaKisa Renee Interviews Adrienne Warren


LaKisa Renee, Tamara Tunie, and Tammy Reese



LaKisa Renee Interviews Tamara Tunie


LaKisa Renee with Brian Stokes Mitchell


LaKisa Renee Interviews Brian Stokes Mitchell

BIV presented their 2023 Inspiration Awards to United States Artist Fellowship Recipient and tap dancer/choreographer  Ayodele Casel, multi-Grammy/ Emmy/ Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman, and six-time Tony Award winning actress and singer  Audra McDonald.

Jenifer Lewis made a virtual appearance to pay tribute to Marc Shaiman.

Tammy Reese, Cynthia Erivo, and LaKisa Renee

LaKisa Renee, Lena Waithe, and Tammy Reese

Tammy Reese, LaKisa Renee, and Audra McDonald



Tammy Reese Interviews Audra McDonald


Tammy Reese, Ayodele Casel, and LaKisa Renee


Tammy Reese Interviews Ayodele Casel


Follow BIV on Facebook:  @BroadwayInspirationalVoices Twitter:  @BIVoices Instagram:  @BIVoices with hashtags #HopeInHarmony #BIVFundraiser #HopeInspireTransform


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Tammy Reese Tammy Reese is a Central New York award winning Actress/Writer/Journalist. She is also a Filmmaker and Publicist.

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