Annette Bening, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ariana DeBose, Ben Folds, Todrick Hall, Javier Muñoz, Bebe Neuwirth, Storm Reid, Alfre Woodard, Dr. Jonathan LaPook, and Nina Ozlu Tunceli Join ‘Stars in the House’ Special Episode Dedicated to Americans for the Arts


Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley of “Stars in the House” announced today the incredible line-up of artists and activists who will join them LIVE TONIGHT at 8 PM ET for a very special episode dedicated to the essential work being done by Americans for the Arts. Annette Bening, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ariana DeBose, Ben Folds, Todrick Hall, Javier Muñoz, Bebe Neuwirth, Storm Reid, Alfre Woodard, Dr. Jonathan LaPook, and Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs & Executive Director at Americans for the Arts Action Fund, will come together for an evening of conversation, music, and celebration of the transformative power of the arts. The episode’s overall purpose will be to make sure every viewer is registered to vote because Sept. 22 is National Voter Registration Day. Important information will be given throughout the show about the new rules and deadline to vote effectively in every states.

The episode will stream LIVE on the Stars in the House YouTube channel, and StarsInTheHouse.com, and fans tuning in will be able to ask questions and donate to Americans for the Arts for a chance to have their names read by the stars on air and, of course, there will be live singing.  

“We’re so thrilled that Annette Bening approached us about having Americans for the Arts and its Arts Action Fund on ‘Stars in the House’ for National Voter Registration Day,” Wesley said. “It brings together two of our favorite things: the arts and a fair democracy!” “And,” added Rudetsky, “we’re going to make sure tons of vital voting information will be given throughout the show while still keeping the entertainment level at 100%.”

“Today is National Voter Registration Day, and I cannot think of a better time to bring national attention to our ‘Make Your Vote Count’ campaign than with great artists lending their voices on Stars in the House. Americans for the Arts Action Fund’s ArtsVote focus is to guide voters on an easy four-step process unique to their state, from early voter registration deadlines to the pros and cons of absentee voting and casting your vote in-person. The key is to do it all EARLY,” said Nina Ozlu Tunceli, executive director of the Arts Action Fund. Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund, commented, “Also central to ArtsVote campaign is our 2020 arts policy platform with themes of creative freedom, creative community, creative jobs, and creative economy that have been animated in this year’s ArtsVote artwork created by Shepard Fairey.”

These award-winning guests join an incredible line-up of casts and talent that Rudetsky and Wesley have brought together to sing, share stories, and raise money to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the casts of “Night at the Museum,” “Melrose Place,” “Frasier,” “Glee,” “30 Rock,” “Desperate Housewives,” “SCTV,” “White Collar,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Taxi,” “Fame,” and “Star Trek: Voyager;”  plus iconic Broadway favorites  “Spring Awakening,” “Rent,” “A Chorus Line,” “Mamma Mia,” “Les Misérables,” “Urinetown,” “Fun Home,” “The Prom,” and “The Full Monty.” Jason Alexander, Wayne Brady, Lisa Kudrow, Ben Stiller, Chita Rivera, Kristin Chenoweth, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond, Keala Settle, Randy Rainbow, Judith Light, Alex Newell, Leslie Uggams, Audra McDonald and Will Swenson, Peyton List, Patrick Wilson, Vanessa Williams, and Billy Porter are just some of the luminaries who have visited “Stars In The House” since the first show on March 16.  

“Stars In The House” airs new episodes Mondays through Saturdays at 8 PM ET and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM ET on its YouTube channel and starsinthehouse.com. For more information and to see upcoming guests, visit the website and follow @StarsInTheHouse, Seth (@SethRudetsky) and James (@JamesWesleyNYC) on Twitter and Instagram.

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