“The Broadway community is one that stands for freedom and civil rights, and human rights really,” Brandon Uranowitz, Tony nominee for An American in Paris, explains in the video below, about the fundraiser for the New York Civil Liberties Union, before he sang the female part in “Not Getting Married Tonight” from Stephen Sondheim’s Company. (But, thanks in part to the efforts of the New York Civil Liberties Union, he could get married now if he wanted to.)
“I’ve been an advocate for the NYCLU for a long time,” says Michael Cerveris, Tony winer for Fun Home. “It’s a good time to be advocating for civil liberties. In so many ways, it feels like so much progress has been made, but the truth is so much progress needs to be made.”
Below that video, watch Ruthie Ann Miles sing “Bein’ Green,” originally sung by Kermit the Frog.