Congratulations to our 2012 Gala Performers Audra McDonald and Willie Geist

Congratulations are in order for both our 2012 Gala performers. We wish singer/actress Audra McDonald well on her marriage to Broadway star Will Swenson. In addition, the Drama League has announced that Audra will be the Honoree of its 29th Musical Celebration of Broadway on February 11, 2013.A newcomer to the lupus cause, Audra is no newcomer to the world’s greatest stages, and will be sharing her magnificent voice in a more intimate setting at our Gala.

Current host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Willie Geist, who will serve as MC of this year's Gala, will also join Al Roker and Natalie Morales as a host of the 9 a.m. hour of the  "Today" Show.

We are so appreciative to have the help of these two amazing talents in helping raise awareness and funding for lupus by performing at our Gala. Heartfelt thank you’s and congratulations to Audra and Willie!