Usdan Presents

A One Night Only Virtual Event
to Support Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Streaming on Usdan's website, YouTube, and Facebook

Hosted by
Seth Rudetsky
Broadway notable and Usdan Theater Major (1980-81)
Lauren Brandt Schloss
Executive Director (2015-Present)

Directed by
Jim Incorvaia
Usdan Theater Chair (1999-Present) and Usdan Theater Faculty Member (1990-99)

Produced by
Alex Dollin
Usdan Theater Major (1994-98)

The Under the Lights Virtual Gala is free of cost and open to all members of Usdan's community. Kids are encouraged to attend.

This special fundraising event will include performances from our talented students and alumni plus much more. Usdan's mission is to instill in young people the desire and drive to creatively contribute to the world now and for the rest of their lives. This year's theme, Under the Lights, reminds us that even with the limitations of coronavirus, the show must go on.

While the event is free for all attendees, sponsorship opportunities are available and there will be a chance to donate during the event. Funds raised can help us sustain many of our core needs, including scholarships and the restoration of the Lemberg Theater, a staple of Usdan's campus.

Kindly RSVP by Monday, June 15, 2020

Direct links to Usdan's YouTube and Facebook livestreams will be sent once registration is complete. All who RSVP will have access to special pre-event content.


Community Award
Ruthie Pincus

Ruthie is a theater teacher at Hauppauge public schools and is the founder of Stage the Change. The Stage the Change annual conference challenges young artists to become global citizens through creativity and performance. We are also very grateful that Ruthie's children, Sadie, Simon, and Jacob, are fellow Usdan staff members.

Alumni Award
Seth Rudetsky

Seth is a proud Usdan alum and talented actor, musician, writer, and radio host. Currently, he is the host of Seth's Big Fat Broadway and Seth Speaks on SiriusXM radio. We are so thankful for the Michael Rudetsky Memorial Scholarship he created in 2019 in honor of his late brother, to benefit our guitar students.

For questions, please contact Stella Shepherd at or 631-643-7900.

Thank you to our supporters

  • Lemberg Sponsors:
  • Marilyn and Russell Albanese
  • Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros
  • Simon and Eve Colin Foundation
  • Jonathan Estreich
  • Jeff Schoenfeld and Matt Holbein
  • Debra and Dale Lewis
  • Hilary Sperber
  • Esme Usdan and James Snyder
  • Andrea Pollack and Adam Usdan
  • Eva, John, Sam, Simon, and Josh Usdan
  • McKinley Sponsors:
  • Margarett Williams and Richard Eisenberg
  • The Klipper Family Foundation
  • Sam Rosenblatt
  • Senior Sponsors:
  • Lauran Bromley
  • Builtd Logo
  • Lillian Jagendorf and Dan Shannon
  • Angela Jaggar
  • Caroline McIntyre
  • Clay and Tom Tarica
  • Junior Sponsors:
  • Builtd Logo
  • Capital One Logo
  • Nori and Wayne Dempsey
  • Greenberg, Trager & Herbst, LLP
  • Sheree and James Incorvaia
  • NY Community Bank Foundation
  • Christa Braunreuther, James Crichton, Courtney Kassinger, Kyra Leeds, Andy Loretz, Sadie Pincus, and Megan Powers
  • Builtd Logo
  • Susan Weber
  • Partners in the Arts Sponsors:
  • Karin and Douglas Barnaby
  • Penny Collender and Ross Kapilian, Alexandra, Jonathan, and Joshua Kapilian
  • The Lisk Family
  • Michele Lowe
  • Shawn Masia
  • Catherine McCauley and Charles Kirby
  • Ruthie and David Pincus
  • Lesley and Ted Rosenthal
  • Ruth and Arthur Schaeffler
  • Sophia Schrager
  • Family of Sophia Wotman - Rachael Goldwyn, Alan Levenson, Daniel and Rebecca Wotman
  • Discovery Sponsors:
  • Barbara and Fred Altman
  • Eugene Carr
  • Viviane Tubiana and Happy Freedman
  • Kerry and Joseph Goldberg
  • Ronald Jannsen
  • Mark Labadorf
  • Susan Lehr
  • Wendy Mark
  • Lafiya Watson Ramirez and Elliott Ramirez
  • Sari and Evan Sharaby-Swartz
  • Scott Stuart
  • Tom Wallace
  • Melissa and Jim Woodman

as of June 15, 2020