Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth is a free outdoor concert event centered around Black artistry and community. Created by and featuring Black performers and allies, the concert includes a variety of Broadway performers showcasing their talent and uniqueness with works of art. Included in the festivities is the presentation of the annual Legacy Award, given to esteemed Black artists for their incredible community involvement and astounding achievements on Broadway.
Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth 2023
The third annual Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth concert took place in Times Square on Sunday, June 18th, hosted by Michael James Scott. Live music was provided by The Music Performance Trust Fund and Film Funds. The 2023 Juneteenth Legacy Award was presented to Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon, recognized for his notable impact on Broadway and his commitment to working on projects that involve educational, philanthropic, and advocacy efforts. Creative and production teams included Steve H. Broadnax III as Director and Writer, Rashad McPherson as Music Director, Brian Moreland and Aaliytha Stevens as Executive Producers as well as Co-Chairs of The Broadway League’s Multi-Cultural Task Force, Jhanaë Bonnick as Stage Manager, and Devon Miller of Foresight Theatrical as General Manager.
Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth 2022
Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth returned to Times Square on Sunday, June 19, 2022, with Tony Award®-winner James Monroe Iglehart as host. The 2022 event included the inaugural presentation of the Juneteenth Legacy Awards honoring Leslie Uggams and Ben Vereen. Music was provided by The Music Performance Trust Fund. The creative and production team included Steve H. Broadnax III as Director and Writer, Rashad McPherson as Music Director, Brian Moreland and Aaliytha Stevens as Executive Producers, Nzinga Williams and Devon Miller of Foresight Theatrical as General Managers, and Jhanaë Bonnick as Stage Manager.
Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth 2021
The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway Initiative presented Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth, a free outdoor event centered around Black joy and unity that featured Black Broadway performers in a 90-minute concert. This inaugural event, which was sponsored by MAC Cosmetics and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with the support of the Times Square Alliance, took place in Times Square on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Lillias White hosted the event, with a special appearance by Ben Vereen. The creative and production team included Steve H. Broadnax III as Director, Daryl Waters as Music Director, Nzinga Williams as General Manager, and Cody Renard Richard as Stage Manager.