The Broadway Sacramento Gala
SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, Ballroom A
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Don’t miss Sacramento’s most glamorous fundraising event of the year. The elegant, black tie optional evening features entertainment by Broadway star Stephanie J. Block and includes a cocktail reception with a full hosted bar, gourmet dinner, live auction, and dancing in the new Convention Center Ballroom to the sounds of the popular band Hip Service.
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Sacramento, CA 95814
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STEPHANIE J. BLOCK
2019 Best Actress in a Musical
TONY AWARD WINNER
Stephanie has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. She most recently won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, as well as winning The Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Award for her STAR turn in THE CHER SHOW. Ms. Block was also recognized for her role of Trina in Lincoln Center Theatre’s 2016 revival of FALSETTOS garnering her the Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics nominations for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. In 2013 she was recognized with both the Drama Desk and TONY Award nomination(s) for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Alice Nutting/ Edwin DROOD in The Roundabout Theater’s production of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. That marks 3 TONY Award nominations in the last 6 years, a feat very few Broadway actors have attained. 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 in THE PIRATE QUEEN and Liza Minnelli in THE BOY FROM OZ (opposite Hugh Jackman). Ms. Block is best 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.
Ms. Block has sung with numerous symphony orchestras including the NY Pops at Carnegie Hall, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra (under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch), Dallas Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Charlotte Symphony and the Cleveland Pops among many others. Her solo concert has been critically acclaimed and continues to sell out throughout the US and in London.
Some of her off-Broadway and regional theatrical credits include LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical), BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play), THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG (starring opposite Jason Alexander), CATS (St Louis’ Kevin Kline Award Nominee – Best Actress), FUNNY GIRL, CRAZY FOR YOU (L.A. Ovation Award Nominee), OLIVER (Critics Award-Best Actress), James Joyce’s THE DEAD, TRIUMPH OF LOVE, THE GRASS HARP, SOUTH PACIFIC, WILL ROGERS FOLLIES and the World Premiere of WICKED. Stephanie’s solo album, THIS PLACE I KNOW has been received with great praise, lauded by critics as “One of the best debut recordings to come out of the Broadway community in quite some time… 6 out of 5 stars.” An array of award-winning songwriters assembled to help interpret their music on Stephanie’s album. Composers such as Stephen Schwartz, Marvin Hamlisch and the legendary Dolly Parton join forces with Ms. Block to create a thrilling musical experience. Stephanie’s voice can be heard on multiple cast recordings, including THE BOY FROM OZ, THE PIRATE QUEEN, WICKED’s 5th Anniversary Album and 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL (Grammy Nomination). Television credits include BLUFF CITY LAW (NBC), RISE (upcoming: NBC), MADAME SECRETARY (CBS), ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix), HOMELAND (Showtime), IT COULD BE WORSE (HULU).
GALA HONORARY CHAIR
Dave Roughton, President and CEO of SAFE Credit Union
Rob Stewart is a two-time Emmy Award winning PBS television host, executive producer and one of California’s most sought-after emcees. He is the executive producer and host of his weekly PBS KVIE series Rob on the Road, KVIE’s highest ranked local program, now in its 11th consecutive season. He also executive produces and hosts KVIE’s Region Rising and hosts and reports for America’s Heartland, airing nationwide on PBS. Rob’s career and life come full circle with the launch of his new PBS TV series, The Journey with Rob Stewart, an inspiring half-hour program celebrating the human truths that connect us all. Simply put, Rob is the California explorer, earning five consecutive Emmy nominations for Best TV Host in Northern California.
KEITH MCLANE, KLM Auctions
Keith L. McLane, BAS, is one of the country’s preeminent fundraising auctioneers, special appeal/fund-a-need experts, and event-based fundraising educators. Since 1995, he has specialized in organizing and conducting charity and fundraising auctions for schools, charitable organizations, and nonprofit groups from Honolulu to New York City. Keith holds an MBA from The UCLA Anderson School of Management and is a graduate of the world-famous Missouri Auction School, and is also one of only a small number of auctioneers in the country–and only 20 auctioneers in California–to have achieved the National Auctioneers Association’s prestigious Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS) designation.
2022 Gala Sponsors
MATT DONALDSON & STEVE KYRIAKIS
ZHEYLA & RICKERT HENRIKSEN
Natalie & Steve Cárdenas
HMS Law Group LLP
Donna Kaylor & Chris Kahn
Law Offices of Robin Clark Bevier, PC
Richard & Joann Lewis
William & Betty Loftus
The Rosenfeld Law Firm
Shelby Investment Corp.
Taylor & Wiley
2022 Broadway Sacramento Gala Photo Gallery
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