L Morgan sang “Suddenly, Seymour” from Little Shop of Horrors with Be More Chill'‘s George Salazar at last night’s annual Broadway Stands Up for Freedom concert, We the People, at Town Hall. The evening was hosted by The New York Civil Liberties Union and included a host of artists performing original songs and classic Broadway tunes. The lineup included: Ada Westfall, Ari Afsar, Ariana DeBose, Eisa Davis, Erich Bergen, George Salazar, Kristolyn Lloyd, Shaina Taub, Stephanie J. Block, We McDonald, L Morgan Lee, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Tony winner Alan Cumming was honored with the 2018 Freedom Award for his contributions as an artist and activist for human rights.
This year’s theme, We the People, was chosen to represent the ACLU and the NYCLU’s goal of bringing people together to take on the toughest civil liberties challenges of our time. Proceeds will benefit the mission of the NYCLU and ACLU to promote and protect the civil rights and liberties of all.
The NYCLU is also holding a song contest, inviting submissions for original songs that speak out against racism, hatred, and bigotry. The winner will receive a VIP ticket to the concert, a one-year membership to the ACLU and NYCLU, and a cash prize