6:30p – 9:00p
The José Muñoz Award is given in honor of LGBTQ activists who have promoted queer and trans studies and visibility in their work. Previous awardees are Janet Mock and Jose Antonio Vargas.
Please join us this year for a panel with this year’s awardees: Broadway artist-activists Wilson Cruz, Frenchie Davis, and Nathan Lee Graham.
Tickets are free and open to the public, but registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lgbtq-pride-month-a-conversation-with-broadway-artists-activists-registration-33859382324
About the awardees:
Wilson Cruz is best known for his roles as the original Angel in Rent on Broadway and as Rickie Vasquez in My So Called Life; however, others may remember him as Junito in Noah’s Arc – the first network television show to revolve exclusively on queer men of color. Frenchie Davis is a singer who has appeared on American Idol and The Voice on television and Rent on Broadway. While Nathan Lee Graham is most recognized for his role as Todd in the Zoolander movies, his theater credits include Priscilla: Queen of the Desert and Hit the Wall.
Davis and Graham both currently appear in The View Upstairs – a musical about a 1973 fire in a gay bar in New Orleans that killed 50 people. All three artists have been vocal advocates of LGBTQ communities and have shared many stories of LGBTQ people of color through their various art forms. They speak with Kevin Nadal, executive director of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies, during Pride Month.
Cosponsored by the Graduate Center’s Public Programs and CLAGS.