QUEER VOICES

'Night Of A Thousand Judys' Is A Pride Month Event You Shouldn't Miss

The annual Judy Garland tribute will benefit homeless LGBT youth.

Performers from the worlds of Broadway, television and film will come together June 6 to pay tribute to the legendary Judy Garland for a great cause. 

Now in its sixth year, “Night of a Thousand Judys” will feature Garland-inspired performances by Lillias White, Annie Golden, Alice Ripley and Nathan Lee Graham, among other artists. Proceeds from the show, which is hosted by writer-performer Justin Sayre, will benefit the Ali Forney Center, a New York advocacy group dedicated to homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. 

To celebrate “Night of a Thousand Judys,” The Huffington Post is taking a look back with three exclusive performances from the 2015 event. At top, “neo-Weimar, cabaret-pop” singer Kim David Smith puts a disco-flavored twist on "The Trolley Song" from 1944's "Meet Me In St. Louis." 

Below, singer-actress Molly Pope croons the jazz standard "By Myself." (Pope will tackle more of the Garland songbook July 12 in a staged re-imagining of "A Star is Born" at New York's Feinstein's/54 Below)  

Meanwhile, Australian-born actor-singer Brendan Maclean offers a pantless take on "Down With Love." 

“Night of A Thousand Judys” plays New York’s Kaufman Music Center on June 6. Head here for more information. 

HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO

PHOTO GALLERY
Michelle Obama Brings "Broadway At The White House"
CONVERSATIONS