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There is no doubt that two-time Tony-nominee Stephanie J. Block is one of the most talented members of the Broadway community, but like many of the open-hearted members of the theatrical world, she is also incredibly passionate about helping others. As she has for the past five years, Stephanie is preparing to sleep out on the New York sidewalk for the Covenant House’s Broadway Sleepout. This annual event, which will take place on August 21st this year, raises money and awareness for the mission of this incredibly important organization.
To donate or for more information, visit BroadwaySleepout.org.
About Stephanie J. Block:
Stephanie has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. She most recently received the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and TONY nomination(s) for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her star turn as Trina in Lincoln Center Theatre’s highly acclaimed revival of FALSETTOS. Ms. Block received both the 2013 TONY Award and Drama Desk nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Alice Nutting/Edwin Drood in The Roundabout Theatre’s production of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD.
Other Broadway credits include Reno Sweeney in the 2011 TONY Award winning revival of ANYTHING GOES, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL playing the role of Judy Bernly for which she earned a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. She created the roles of Grace O’Malley inTHE PIRATE QUEEN and Liza Minnelli In THE BOY FROM OZ (opposite Hugh Jackman).
Ms. Block is known for her portrayal as Elphaba in the Broadway company of WICKED as well as originating the role in the First National Tour for which she won numerous awards including the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.
About Covenant House:
For more than four decades, Covenant House has helped transform and save the lives of more than a million homeless, runaway and trafficked young people. We offer housing and support services to young people in need – helping over 46,000 boys and girls every year.
Coming off the streets, the young people we serve are usually disconnected from their families and other social support – kids who have endured traumatic and adverse childhood experiences. In addition to living on the streets, many have survived abusive homes, spent time in juvenile justice facilities, aged out of foster care or have been victims of human trafficking and exploitation.
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