2018 Night of Broadway Stars Honoree
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher, and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The company develops and publishes products principally through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, as well as its new Private Division label and Social Point, a leading developer of mobile games. Take-Two products are designed for console systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms, and cloud streaming services. The company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information, please visit the Take-Two website at www.take2games.com.
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2018 Beacon of Hope Recipient
Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and an actress. The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award, she received a 2015 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama and was also named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people that year. Tony-winning performances include Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, the vehicle for her 2017 debut on London’s West End. On television, Audra is known for her roles in ABC’s Private Practice and NBC’s The Sound of Music Live!, and she won an Emmy as the official host of PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center. In 2018, she joins the cast of The Good Fight on CBS All Access. Recent film credits include Ricki and the Flash, Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, and the movie musical Hello Again. The Juilliard-trained soprano also maintains a major career as a concert artist. Of all her many roles, her favorites are the ones she performs offstage: passionate advocate for equal rights and for homeless youth, wife to actor Will Swenson, and mother. Read more about Audra at audramcdonald.net.
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2018 Board Service Recipient
Capathia Jenkins joined the Covenant House International board of directors in December 2009. She has traveled to many of the U.S. Covenant House sites, as well as the sites in Canada and Mexico, and met and spent time with the residents, showing up for the youth time and again. She has participated many times in Covenant House's annual gala, A Night of Broadway Stars, helping to raise money and awareness for young people experiencing homelessness. Capathia is also a member of the Broadway Sleep Out committee, and in the past five years, she has helped to raise over a million dollars.
“The kids of Covenant House stretch my heart wider than I ever dreamed possible. They are my heroes,” Capathia says.
Capathia’s Broadway credits include Newsies; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Caroline, or Change; The Look of Love; and The Civil War. Additional stage credits include Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore; (mis)Understanding Mammy: The Hattie McDaniel Story (Drama Desk nomination); Caroline, or Change; Godspell; and The Colored Museum (Huntington Theatre Company). Capathia has been featured on original cast recordings for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Caroline, or Change; Godspell; and Children of Eden. Her television and film credits include The Wiz Live on NBC, 30 Rock, The Practice, Law & Order, The Sopranos, Third Watch, Law & Order: SVU, Top Five, and Musical Chairs. Capathia has appeared as a soloist with many symphony orchestras in the U.S. and abroad, including Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, Philly Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Capathia is also featured on the soundtracks for Smash (seasons 1 and 2), Nine, Chicago, Mission to Mars, and Legally Blonde 2. Read more about Capathia at www.capathiajenkins.com.
Support Capathia's efforts as she continues to be a voice for youth experiencing homelessness and their aspirations to build a new life with Covenant House. Purchase a sponsorship or ticket or make a donation in honor of her commitment now.
Supporters of A Night of Broadway Stars make a tremendous impact on the lives of youth experiencing homelessness, and we are so grateful to the companies and individuals who make this event possible. To join them in making a difference, learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.
For millions of homeless and trafficked youth, basic needs like a hearty meal, a warm bed, and safe shelter are true luxuries. They deserve these things and so much more — the joys of childhood, the guidance of caring adults, and a chance to imagine and live their dreams.
Covenant House was founded more than 45 years ago to serve these young people with absolute respect and unconditional love. From a single drop-in center in New York City in 1972, Covenant House has grown into the largest primarily privately funded agency serving homeless youth in the Americas.
With a robust network spanning 31 cities in six countries, we provide our young people with food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and essential services. To date, our trauma-informed, resilience-directed services have helped more than 1.5 million homeless youth transform their lives.
For more information, please visit www.covenanthouse.org.