SocietEye: NYCLU Broadway Stands Up For Freedom Concert

Wé McDonald performs “This Is Me”Mike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Check out the Quick Pics from the NYCLU Broadway Stands Up For Freedom Concert.

Last night, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) hosted its 16th Annual Broadway Stands Up For Freedom concert, We the People, at Town Hall in New York.

Aasif MandviMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Comedian, actor, and former Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi hosted the star-studded event in which actor Alan Cumming was honored with the 2018 Freedom Award. The theme We the People was intended to “represent the ACLU and the NYCLU’s goal of bringing people together to take on the toughest civil liberties challenges of our time,” according to media materials. Cumming certainly kept the theme and the current political climate in mind when accepting his award. He delivered “an impassioned speech that questioned the meaning of freedom and ended with a poem to Trump written in the style of Scottish poet Robert Burns by Steve Siddle of Worcester, MA,” according to a media release. Cumming reportedly received Siddle’s poem via Instagram.

Alan CummingMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

A Broadway event wouldn’t be complete without a performance, especially since this iconic concert was organized 16 years ago by aspiring musical theater performers to celebrate free expression. The highlights of the concert include "Erich Bergen’s show-stopping rendition of George Michael’s 'Freedom'; 'Huddled Masses' sung by Ariana DeBose with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus; The Voice finalist Wé McDonald performance of 'This Is Me' from The Greatest Showman; 'Don’t Rain on My Parade' sung by Stephanie J. Block; and 'A Scary Time' performed by Nadia Quinn.”

Check out the Quick Pics from the NYCLU Broadway Stands Up For Freedom Concert below.

RED CARPET

Alphonso DavidMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Erich BergenMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Caesar SamayoaMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Krysta RodriguezMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Stephanie J. BlockMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Wé McDonaldMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Zachary Prince and Brandon UranowitzMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

George SalazarMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Donna LiebermanMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Nadia QuinnMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Ariana DeBoseMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Erich Bergen and vocalistsMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

CONCERT

Stephanie J. Block performs "Don't Rain On My Parade"Mike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Ariana DeBose and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus perform "Huddled Masses"Mike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

George Salazar and Morgan Lee performMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Liana StampurMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Caesar Samayoa performsMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Kristolyn Lloyd performsMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Nadia Quinn performs "A Scary Time"Mike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Arianna Afsar performsMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Erich Bergen performs George Michael's "Freedom"Mike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Ada Westfall performsMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

Nick Blaemire performsMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

George Salazar performsMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

16th Annual Broadway Stands Up For Freedom "We the People" ConcertMike Pont/Getty Images for NYCLU’s Broadway Stands Up for Freedom

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