All proceeds from this event went to help children and families in need.
I have been inspired for 14 years by the work SAY has been doing. As a parent and a person who has benefited from using my voice to express myself all my life, I want to do everything I can to support an organization for kids that honors their self-expression and helps them find their voices.
Kelli O’Hara has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway’s greatest leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically acclaimed revival of The King and I recently garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Drama League and Outer Critics nominations. Previously, she starred as Mrs. Darling in NBC’s Live Telecast of Peter Pan, alongside Allison Williams, Christopher Walken and Christian Borle and on New Year’s Eve, Kelli made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the production of The Merry Widow with Renee Fleming. In 2015 she opened in Broadway’s musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. Her performance of Francesca earned her nominations for a Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Kelli also performed on Broadway and other hallowed venues in shows including Jekyll & Hyde, Sondheim’s Follies, Sweet Smell of Success, The Pajama Game, South Pacific, Nice Work if You Can Get it, Carousel & My Fair Lady and many more. Kelli is a frequent guest artist on the PBS Memorial Day and July 4th telecast and has performed several times as part of the Kennedy Honor tributes for Barbara Cook, Jerry Herman and Barbra Streisand. Her solo concerts continue to sell out and receive critical acclaim across the country. Kelli has numerous film and television credits, soundtracks, cast recordings and two solo albums.
About Dan Lipton
Dan Lipton spent several years working for Sting, playing piano and conducting the orchestra on the icon’s Broadway musical The Last Ship. He has arranged music and led bands for Audra McDonald, John Lithgow, Martha Plimpton and Judy Kuhn, performing at the White House, Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera House, Kennedy Center and on Late Show with David Letterman, Great Performances, Live with Kelly Ripa, Today and Studio 360. He recently scored the feature film All These Small Moments starring Molly Ringwald and is writing Monopoly the Musical for Hasbro with David Rossmer and Rick Elice.
For more than a decade, SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young has provided life-changing experiences for young people who stutter, their families, and professionals.
SAY: Our Mission
The Stuttering Association for the Young is a national non-profit organization that empowers, educates, and supports young people who stutter and the world that surrounds them. Through summer camp, speech therapy, and creative expression, SAY builds a community of acceptance where young people who stutter gain confidence and communication skills.
SAY: Our Vision
A world where every voice matters
SAY: How We Help
Since 2001, The Stuttering Association for the Young, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has offered comprehensive, innovative programs that address the physical, social and emotional impacts of stuttering. We are dedicated to serving all young people who stutter, regardless of their socioeconomic background and underwrite almost $3,000,000 in programming costs annually, so children from underserved families have access to our broad range of innovative programs. Your support of this event will help even more children attend Camp SAY.