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Sharon Gless

Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner, Sharon Gless, has distinguished herself as one of the most acclaimed and recognized actresses working today.

Gless recently appeared in two independent features, Once Fallen with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, and Hannah Free, in which Gless stars in the title role. As Hannah, a lesbian whose hidden relationship spans 60 years, she plays a free-spirited woman attempting to reunite with the love of her life one last time.

Gless received her 10th Primetime Emmy award nomination for her portrayal of the chain­ smoking, obsessive mother, Madeline Westen, on the highly-rated 7-year cable series, Burn Notice (USA Network).

In 2008 she also received an Emmy nomination for “Guest Actress in a Drama Series” for her chilling performance as Colleen Rose, an ambitious Hollywood agent with a multitude of dark secrets on FX's Nip/Tuck.

For five seasons (2000-2005), Gless starred as the outrageous and beloved Debbie Novotny in the groundbreaking Showtime series Queer As Folk. In 2006, she received rave reviews for her starring role as U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lynne Warner, in the Golden Globe nominated BBC/BBC America miniseries The State Within.

Gless was first exposed to the entertainment industry at a young age by her grandfather, Neil S. McCarthy -- the most respected lawyer of Hollywood's Golden Age. McCarthy, whose clients included Howard Hughes, Cecil B. DeMille and Louis B. Mayer, notably drew up the first contract between a studio and a player -- an interesting fact since Gless was the last contract player in the history of Hollywood (Universal Studios - 1972 to 1982).

Her first starring series role was 1973’s Faraday & Company with Dan Dailey and James Naughton. In 1982, she landed the career-changing role of New York Police Detective Christine Cagney on the smash hit drama, Cagney & Lacey. The role garnered her two Emmys, a Golden Globe and six Emmy nominations. After the show ended in 1988, she re-teamed with Cagney & Lacey Executive Producer, Barney Rosenzweig, for the drama series The Trials of  Rosie O'Neill.   That role led to her second Golden Globe win and two additional Emmy nominations. She married Rosenzweig in 1991.

Gless is an active participant in the ongoing struggle to prevent the overturn of Roe vs. Wade.   In 2005 she was honored by Norman Lear's People for the American Way for her unwavering support of human rights. She's also a great vocal advocate for all gay & lesbian (LGBT) causes.

Gless spends her free time at home in one of her two favorite cities: Los Angeles and Miami.

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Alec Mapa

Alec Mapa is an award winning actor, comedian, playwright, and journalist whose career on Broadway, television, and in movies spans more than 20 years. If you think that’s a long time, just imagine how Alec feels. Luckily, he’s Filipino, which means he’ll look thirty when he’s fifty, fifty when he’s seventy and by the time he’s eighty, he’ll be too pooped to care. But enough with the Asian Math! Here’s the story on Alec Mapa.

Alec’s professional career started shortly after graduating from NYU when he starred in Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly. He performed in the Broadway production for nearly a year, opposite Tony Randall, before hitting the road with the first national touring company. Alec was certain the minute the tour landed in Los Angeles the worlds of movies and television would all come to the theater, discover a brand new talent, and make him a big fat star. He was wrong.

Alec was unemployed for nearly three years in Los Angeles, was flat broke, had a nervous breakdown and had to start all over again. He turned his career crises into a hilarious one-man show called I Remember Mapa, produced by the Mark Taper Forum. Alec’s tragic-comic monologue of triumph and loss won the LA Weekly award for Best Solo Show, enjoyed a successful run in Los Angeles and has since played to sold out houses in San Francisco, New York, Toronto and Seattle. By speaking about the horrors of being unemployed, Alec found plenty of work as an actor, guest starring on shows like Friends, Roseanne , NYPD Blue, Seinfeld , and Melrose Place. Honest, you can look it all up at http://www.imdb.com.

Alec had the distinction of playing network television’s first gay Asian series regular character on the short lived CBS sitcom Some of My Best Friends. Alec then spent four seasons on the UPN sitcom Half and Half. His Wisecrack! Comedy special debuted on LOGO in 2005 and has played in heavy rotation ever since. Currently, he can be seen on reruns of the hit ABC comedy, Ugly Betty, as well as Desperate Housewives.

Alec has always returned to the theater. Other Broadway credits include Timon of Athens and A Little Hotel on the Side. Off Broadway, Alec appeared in Dogeaters and A Language Of Their Own , both with The New York Shakespeare festival/Public Theater.

As an out gay actor of Filipino descent, Mapa has long been a worker for causes benefiting AIDS and the gay, lesbian and Asian-American communities, including The Human Rights Campaign, The Matthew Shepard Foundation, Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (GLASS), Project Angel Food, AIDS Project Los Angeles and Lambda Legal, among others. For his dedication, Mapa was recently honored with the East West Visionary Award, the Rand Schraeder Distinguished Achievement Award from the Gay and Lesbian Center of Los Angeles and the Davidson/Valentini Award from GLADD. He was also nominated for a Maggie Award for his editorial columns for The Advocate Magazine. Mapa was selected as the 2005 Grand Marshal of the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade and was one of Out Magazine's "Top Out One Hundred" in 2004. Is it any wonder he’s “America’s Gay Asian Sweetheart”? Of course not, it’s no wonder at all.

Jessica Kirson

Jessica Kirson is a powerhouse on stage. She's unlike any comedian you've ever seen. She was awarded "Best Female Comic" by the MAC association in New York City, and recently accepted the Nightlife Award for "Best Stand-Up Comedian" in NYC. Jessica has a strong social media presence. Her videos online have over 30 million views.

She has been featured on Comedy Central, Bravo, NBC's Last Comic Standing (Seasons 2 and 3), two appearances on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ABC’s The View, Showtime, NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, CNN, The Jim Gaffigan Show on TV Land and, Kevin Can Wait on CBS.

Jessica appeared in the movie School Dance, written and directed by Nick Cannon, starring Jim Breuer and George Lopez. She has been working with Howard Stern, writing and producing prank calls that are on Sirius/XM radio. Jessica is a cast member in Robert Deniro's new movie The Comedian. She is also a consultant, producer, and writer for the film.

Anne Steele

Anne Steele is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter from NYC. Steele released her first EP of original music, titled What’s Mine, in 2015. Anne is currently on her What’s Mine Tour playing across the country including New York, Chicago, LA, San Diego, Dallas, Palm Springs, Rehoboth Beach, Boston, Atlantic City, Provincetown, and San Fransisco. She recently performed along side Cyndi Lauper at the Home For The Holidays concert at The Beacon Theater in NYC for the True Colors Fund. Anne’s brand new single, “Love Can Take Us There”, was released in 2016, with all proceeds benefitting the One Orlando Fund. The single was chosen as the official Provincetown Carnival Anthem for 2016.

“What’s Mine is a 6 track powerhouse EP full of dynamic and zestful make-you-wanna-move songs, but don’t be fooled by the catchy, candy-coated melodies – embedded in these dance-floor anthems is a poignant message at heart…If the music itself wasn’t already ambitious enough, Anne Steele’s songs are made all the more powerful by her thought-provoking lyricism, led by honest and impassioned beliefs.” – Julia Lamb from PapercutMag.com, March 17th, 2015

Not only has Anne Steele played legendary venues like Joe’s Pub in New York City and taken the stage with legends like Cyndi Lauper and Sandra Bernhard, she never forgets where she comes from; a place of true pride. She has channeled her purest form of pride into her new track, “Love Can Take Us There”, which is the official Provincetown Carnival Anthem for 2016! – Michael Cook, HuffingtonPost.com, Aug 18th, 2016

“With What’s Mine, every track is ready for the arena with Steele’s soaring voice perfect for the front row or the nosebleeds.”- Scally from Scallywagmagazine.com, March 11, 2015

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DJ Rockaway

Born and raised in Queens, NY, DJ Rockaway has been bringing her passion and love for music to dance floors for over a decade performing for audiences in the U.S. and internationally. From nightclubs on both the east and west coasts, to private weddings and events, she is a regular DJ on Olivia cruise and resort vacations and DJ’s for national non-profit events such as NCLR, HRC and Equality California, to name a few. She is the founder of PLAY San Francisco and PLAY San Jose, which are monthly events for women who love to dance. A true New Yorker (just listen to her talk), DJ Rockaway’s unique mix of music styles – dance, hip-hop, R&B, house, club, retro – allows her to play to all who love to dance and feel the music. For DJ Rockaway, music is more than a blend of sounds, music is an experience – she wants you to feel it, live it, escape into it.

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