Broadway star Stephanie Block performed a memorable rendition of “Defying Gravity” from “Wicked” at the Covenant House International Night of Broadway Stars Gala Concert. With her was Connie, a homeless teenager who defied a lifetime of abuse. Watch her inspiring, emotional performance.
The Night of Broadway Stars gala featured a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for homeless youth at Covenant House to perform for former First Lady Laura Bush and with some of Broadway’s greatest stars.
The Night of Broadway Stars was hosted by renowned composer and lyricist Neil Berg, whose credits include The Prince and The Pauper, Grumpy Old Men and 100 Years of Broadway, now the number one Broadway touring concert in the United States.
Joining Berg were six young people currently living at Covenant House, 40 members of the world-renowned Newark School of Performing Arts, and Broadway stars Rita Harvey, Capathia Jenkins, Darius deHaas, Craig Schuman, Stephanie Block, Sophia Ramos, and Bev and Kirby Ward.
View the video of these homeless youth joined by the Newark School of Performing Arts choir as they perform at Lincoln Center.
The event raised more than $1 million dollars for Covenant House International and Design for Social GOOD was proud to be hired to document the night.