Broadway Belts for PFF!


The Magic Returns! Join us in person or virtually for this unforgettable experience

Date: Friday, April 29, 2022

Location: The Edison Ballroom in New York City or virtually online

Save the date! The glitz, glamour and grandeur of Broadway Belts for PFF! returns on Friday, April 29, 2022 and you’re invited to join us! We are thrilled to offer our first ever hybrid event with the opportunity to join us in person in New York City or to enjoy the magic of Broadway from the comfort of your home through a fully virtual, interactive experience.

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How to Attend: In-Person or Virtually

Attend in Person in New York City

Join Tony Award-winning actress and comedienne Julie Halston for the 12th annual Broadway Belts for PFF! at the Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036). Treat yourself to this spectacular evening of lavish cuisine, premium cocktails, and once-in-a-lifetime performances by some of Broadway’s biggest stars as they take the stage to raise funds and awareness for this devastating disease.

Event Schedule:

  • 5:30 p.m. EDT - Doors open, cocktail reception begins
  • 6:30 p.m. EDT - Dinner is served
  • 8:00 p.m. EDT - The show!
  • 9:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. EDT -  After party


Attend the Virtual Experience

Enjoy the magic of Broadway Belts for PFF! live from your living room via a fully virtual interactive experience! The evening will begin with a special message from the PFF Medical Team, followed by an interactive virtual mixology class where you'll learn to make handcrafted mocktail and cocktail versions of two Broadway-themed beverages! Then sip your delectable drink as you enjoy the unforgettable  Broadway Belts for PFF! performances live-streamed directly to you!

Event Schedule:

  • 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. EDT - LIVE Virtual Mixology Class (recipe and ingredient list provided)
  • 8:00 p.m. EDT - The show!

Announcing the 2022 Broadway Belts for PFF! Cast 

Head shot of Jim Caruso
Head shot of Bobby creighton


Jim Caruso

Virtual Halston, Jim Caruso Cast Party, and Liza’s at the Palace!



Robert Creighton

Frozen, Cagney, and TV’s The Good Fight



Derrick Davis

The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Carousel, Film’s A Christmas Story, and Can a Song Save Your Life


Head shot of Ann Harada
Head shot of Arielle Jacobs
Head shot of Beth Leavel


Ann Harada

Avenue Q, TV's Schmigadoon!, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella



Arielle Jacobs

AladdinWickedBetween the Lines, and In the Heights


Beth Leavel

Tony Award-winner for The Drowsy Chaperone and Tony nominations for The Prom and Baby It’s You
Head shot of Telly Leung
Head shot of Ruby Locknar
Head shot of Beth Malone


Telly Leung

Aladdin, Rent, TV's Glee, and Allegiance


Ruby Locknar

TV’s The Early Night Show
with Joshua Turchin


Beth Malone

Tony nomination for Fun Home; The Unsinkable Molly Brown; and Film's tick, tick... BOOM! 
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Lillias White

Tony Award-winner for The Life and Tony nomination for Fela!

2022 Ralph Howard Legacy Award

It is our great honor to recognize Tom Viola as the recipient of the 2022 Ralph Howard Legacy Award.

Mr. Viola has served as the Executive Director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) since 1997.  

Viola was awarded the Tony Honor for his work at BC/EFA and has been recognized with the Howard Ashman Award from GMHC, the Patrick Quinn Award for Distinguished Service from Actors’ Equity, the Sandy Fund Award from the Humane Society of New York, and The Mosaic Award for Distinguished Alumni from the University of Cincinnati.  

We are delighted to celebrate Mr. Viola's tremendous contributions to health and family service organizations nationwide along with his unwavering generosity and support of the PF community since the inception of Broadway Belts for PFF!

About Broadway Belts for PFF!

Since its inception in 2010, Broadway Belts for PFF! has grown to become the largest single fundraising event for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), raising over $2 million to date. The event features Broadway stars performing some of their favorite songs and original pieces to raise funds to fight pulmonary fibrosis (PF).
Broadway Belts for PFF! began as a tribute to beloved Associated Press theater critic, Michael Kuchwara, after he passed away from pulmonary fibrosis. Tony Award-winning actress and comedienne, Julie Halston, was a founding partner of the event and shines as the evening's dynamic and witty hostess. Halston is a member of the PFF Board of Directors and one of the PFF's leading advocates nationwide. Ms. Halston's motivation for her work on Broadway Belts for PFF! is very personal as her husband, New York newscaster Ralph Howard, was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and received a life-extending lung transplant. Howard, a generous volunteer to both the PFF and many other organizations and lover of all things New York, succumbed to complications from the disease in August 2018. In 2018, the inaugural Ralph Howard Legacy Award was presented in Howard's memory, and now annually recognizes individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the pulmonary fibrosis community.

Ways to Get Involved


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