Founder of Broadway to the Rescue, Michael-Leon Wooley, started as a volunteer for Hope of the Valley. After helping serve meals on site, he wanted to find a way to make even more of an impact. So, he created Broadway to the Rescue. What started out as a show in a 150 seat bar in North Hollywood has now turned into a yearly benefit at the 900 seat Montalban Theatre in Hollywood.
Michael-Leon Wooley says: “We are passionate about the life-changing services the Mission provides to the homeless that include, but are not limited to: hot meals, housing, health services, healing, and hope. And you won’t just find performers onstage belting one out to raise money! You can frequently find us out in the field - serving lunches, doing chores and lending a helping hand at any of their multiple facilities."
The roster of performers includes an impressive resume of nearly 100 renowned Broadway shows. To name a few: Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Hairspray, Les Miserables, Little Shop Of Horrors, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Gypsy, Five Guys Named Moe, The Music Man, Dreamgirls, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Mary Poppins, Miss Saigon, Flower Drum Song, Wonderful Town, Sweet Charity, The Wedding Singer, Footloose, A Chorus Line, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Annie, The Color Purple and many, many more!