Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, chairman of the board of the Actors Fund, champions the organization’s cause to help entertainment professionals make their living in the arts.
The Actors Fund
Backstage spoke with the Actors Fund President and CEO Joseph Benincasa—recently named as one of three recipients for a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre award—about what the Fund can do for actors and show-biz people, and the legacy he hopes to carry on.
A new program provides actors and other entertainment industry professionals health care at affordable rates.
SAG-AFTRA members in good standing impacted by the storm will be eligible for cash relief grants from the $200,000 fund.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced Nov. 2 that it is contributing a portion of its fall fundraising efforts to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.