Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate; Ragtime), 2022 Tony nominee Amanda Green, and Hamilton's Javier Muñoz recently spoke with CBS Mornings host Vladimir Duthiers about the great impact the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly known as the Actors Fund) has on the millions of people working in the field of entertainment.
Muñoz discusses how the Fund "allowed [him] to keep [his] dignity" following his HIV diagnosis 20 years ago, adding, "It provides the things you know you need and the things you can't even predict you need." Mr. Saturday Night lyricist Green explains how the Fund helped her late mother, Phyllis Newman, who eventually founded the Fund's Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. And, long-time Entertainment Community Fund Chairman Mitchell discusses the continuing necessity of the Fund, which has distributed more than $26.8 million to almost 18,000 people since the pandemic began.
Watch the complete interview—including a duet between Mitchell and host Duthiers on Kiss Me, Kate's "So in Love"—above.
The 140-year-old human services organization that supports members of the performing arts and entertainment industries across the United States recently changed its name to the Entertainment Community Fund.