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by Michael Portantiere

Sparkle! 2013

  • The second annual NYC edition of Sparkle!, a charity benefit Christmas concert put together and hosted by Scott Nevins, was held last night (Sunday, December 1) at XL nightclub, spreading holiday cheer while raising money for The Actors' Fund. Here are my pix of some of the fabulous stars in performance.


    Tony Award winner Melba Moore


    Stage and TV star Telly Leung


    The Glamazons


    Charl Brown (Smokey Robinson in Motown: The Musical)


    Rachelle Rak


    Erich Bergen, who's playing Bob Gaudio in the upcoming movie version of Jersey Boys


    Tituss Burgess


    Lesli Margherita (Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda the Musical)


    Julie Garnye


    Liz Callaway


    Scott Nevins

    Published on Monday, December 2, 2013

    Michael Portantiere has more than 30 years' experience as an editor and writer for TheaterMania.com, InTHEATER magazine, and BACK STAGE. He has interviewed theater notables for NPR.org, PLAYBILL, STAGEBILL, and OPERA NEWS, and has written notes for several cast albums. Michael is co-author of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: BEHIND THE MYLAR CURTAIN, published in 2008 by Hal Leonard/Applause. Additionally, he is a professional photographer whose pictures have been published by THE NEW YORK TIMES, the DAILY NEWS, and several major websites. (Visit www.followspotphoto.com for more information.) He can be reached at [email protected]

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