Vilanch To Perform at Pride Celebration

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Murphy, Vilanch, Orfeh and Sieber to Perform at Pride Celebration;
McNally Receives Award
By Andrew Gans
June 14, 2005

New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center will hold its annual Garden Party Pride Celebration June 20 at Pier 54 on Manhattan’s West Side.Among those scheduled to perform at this year’s Garden Party are such Broadway favorites as Donna Murphy, Christopher Sieber, Bruce Vilanch and Orfeh. Attendees can also expect to hear performances by Suede, Jimmy James and jazz couple John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey. Hairspray’s Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman will also be on hand to present Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally with the Vanguard Award.

Comic Kate Clinton will host the 6-10 PM evening, which will also include appearances by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Delta Burke, Leslie Uggams, Bob Guiney, Lavender Light Gay Gospel Choir and the Youth Pride Chorus.

Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 is located on the West Side of Manhattan at 14th Street. Ticket prices begin at $50. For more information on the Garden Party and other Center events, visit