Jane Lynch to Host TrevorLIVE New York on June 17 at Chelsea Piers

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Benefit event for The Trevor Project to be directed by Michael Wilson, featuring Billy Porter, Sara Bareilles, DJ Kiss and more! TrevorLIVE New York is presented by Audi of America & Wells Fargo and will honor Cindy McCain with the Trevor Hero Award.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: Singer Sara Bareilles poses in the Getty Images and Wonderwall.com photo booth for The Trevor Project (Credit: Mark Davis/Getty Images)

“The Trevor Project is a beacon of hope for so many through their tireless advocacy and outreach– it’s an honor to help bring attention to all that they do.” ~Jane Lynch, host of TrevorLIVE NY

Jane Lynch to host “TrevorLIVE New York” on Monday, June 17, 2013, presented by Audi of America and Wells Fargo at Chelsea Piers in New York. Broadway’s Michael Wilson will be the Special Guest Director of the show, which includes Tony® nominated performer Billy Porter, Sara Bareilles, DJ Kiss with more talent to be announced. The Trevor Project’s signature annual event brings together top entertainers, advocates and corporate leaders to support the organization’s life-saving, life-affirming work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in crisis. Tickets and tables are currently on sale and may be purchased here.

“Jane has been an avid supporter of The Trevor Project, and we are thrilled that she is bringing her talent to TrevorLIVE New York as this year’s hostess,” said Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. “With Michael Wilson directing the show and performances from Billy Porter of Kinky Boots, Sara Bareilles, and DJ Kiss spinning, this event to benefit the LGBTQ youth who need Trevor is bound to be a success.”

“I am so thrilled to be hosting TrevorLIVE New York and proud to be part of such a worthwhile cause!” said host Jane Lynch. “The Trevor Project is a beacon of hope for so many through their tireless advocacy and outreach– it’s an honor to help bring attention to all that they do.”

“I’m honored to be a part of TrevorLIVE New York this year,” said Michael Wilson. “It’s an added bonus to work with the always entertaining Jane Lynch! There’s no doubt in my mind that she’ll bring her own flair to the show.”

Jane Lynch is currently on the Great White Way starring as Miss Hannigan in Annie. She will next be seen hosting NBC’s newest game show hit, Hollywood Game Night, produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner later this summer. Jane recently wrapped the fourth season of the Ryan Murphy FOX television series Glee, portraying the iconic television character Sue Sylvester, for which she is an Emmy and Golden Globe recipient. Recent credits include the STARZ series Party Down, the Lifetime original series, Lovespring, Desperate Housewives and Weeds, in addition to the The L Word opposite Cybill Shepherd from seasons 2-6.

Michael Wilson is currently represented on Broadway in the Tony® nominated revival of Horton Foote’s, The Trip to Bountiful, starring 2010 Trevor Hero Award honoree, Vanessa Williams. His other work on Broadway includes last season’s Tony® nominated Gore Vidal’s The Best Man (with The Trevor Project co-founder James Lecesne playing the role of Dick Jensen), Dividing The Estate, Enchanted April, and Old Acquaintance. Off-Broadway, Michael directed the three-part nine-hour epic The Orphans’ Home Cycle for which he received the 2010 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards. He has served as director at our nation’s major theaters, including: the Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theater Company, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, New York Stage & Film and the Hartford Stage, where he was Artistic Director from 1998 to 2011. Internationally, Michael directed Tony Kushner’s Angels in America at the Venice Biennale. In August, Michael will stage the premiere of Horton Foote’s The Old Friends at Off-Broadway’s Signature Theater.

As previously announced, Cindy McCain will be honored at the event with the Trevor Hero Award, to be presented by her daughter Meghan McCain. Young, openly gay mountaineer Cason Crane will be honored with the Trevor Youth Innovator Award, and Wells Fargo will be honored with the Trevor 20/20 Visionary Award. Learn more about TrevorLIVE New York and purchase a table for your group by visiting TheTrevorProject.org/trevorliveny.

ABOUT THE TREVOR PROJECT:

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its accredited free and confidential lifeline and instant messaging services, “best practice” in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy. Honored by the White House as a Champion of Change, The Trevor Project is a leader and innovator in suicide prevention. Learn more at TheTrevorProject.org.

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