Stars in the House to host 10-hour star-filled marathon Ukraine benefit

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Friday March 18, 2022
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Dozens of stars of stage, screen and music will participate in the Stars in the House Ukraine benefit on March 26.
Dozens of stars of stage, screen and music will participate in the Stars in the House Ukraine benefit on March 26.

Stars in the House, the hit YouTube series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, announced today that they will host a 10-hour telethon to raise money and awareness for those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine. Donations from the event will benefit the International Rescue Committee and their humanitarian efforts.

The show will air live on Saturday, March 26 from 9am PT - 7pm PT. It can be viewed and listened to at, Stars In The House's YouTube channel, as well as SiriusXM Stars109.

Rudetsky and his husband Wesley have already raised more than a million dollars for The Actors' Fund and other causes on their popular YouTube shows that regularly feature performers from Broadway, TV and film.

The star-studded lineup of guests for the telethon include original SCTV cast members Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin.

Other actors and singing talents will include Steve Martin, Annette Bening, Billy Porter, Audra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon, Laurie Metcalf, Tituss Burgess, Kristin Chenoweth, David Hyde Pierce, Kelli O'Hara, Robin de Jesús, Donna Murphy, Annaleigh Ashford, Jessie Mueller, Josh Groban, Judith Light, John Stamos, Lindsay Mendez, Laura Benanti, Norman Lear, Betty Buckley, Rosie Perez, Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody, and Rachel Bloom.

Also joining in the effort: Morena Baccarin, Christine Pedi, Colin Donnell, Dagmara Doiminczyk, Santino Fontana, Judy Kuhn, Kevin Chamberlin, Anika Larsen, Jenn Gambatese, Sepideh Moafi, Danielle de Niese, Orfeh, Patti Murin, Susan Kelechi Watson, Yuriy Saradov, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Dr. Jon LaPook, Patrick Wilson, Shoshana Bean, James Monroe Iglehart, Brittney Johnson, Miranda Sings, Debra Monk, Bonnie Milligan, Alli Mauzey, Adam Pascal, Donna Lynne Champlin, Javier Muñoz, Norbert Leo Butz, Rick Lyon, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Katie Finneran, Ruthie Ann Miles, Andy Karl, with many more to be announced.

In addition to the celebrity guests singing and reading donations, the event will also feature Ukrainian citizens who will speak and perform, including Ukrainian actor Oleg Karpenko, a Ukrainian theatre and film actor who co-starred with President Zelensky in the comedy series Servant of The People.

David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, stated, "For almost 90 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has been responding to the world's worst humanitarian crises. In Ukraine and Poland, IRC mobilized quickly to assist the vulnerable and displaced by war that privileges impunity and autocracy over accountability and self-determination. We are grateful to James, Seth, and everyone who will be joining this special 10-hour Stars in the House marathon to draw attention to the needs of those affected by the war in Ukraine, and to give audiences around the world a way to help."

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