Actors Fund's New Campaign Hopes To Raise $12.5 Million For Struggling Artists

by MELLISSA SEECHARAN · June 23, 2009

Kevin McCollum, Jonathan Tisch, Annette Bening, Angela Lansbury, Brian Stokes Mitchell [Kevin McCollum, Jonathan Tisch, Annette Bening, Angela Lansbury, Brian Stokes Mitchell. All photos by JIMI CELESTE for PMc] Attention world! Angela Lansbury is alive and looking fierce. The Murder She Wrote babe, along with  actors Annette Bening, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lynn Redgrave, and a slew of legendary Broadway stars, celebrated the Actors Fund's launch of its "Responding to Essential and Evolving Needs" campaign at the Regency Hotel last night. In a time of need and crisis, the organization's trustees and co-chairs, Bening, Jonathan Tisch, and , Kevin McCollum hope to raise $12.5 million for the Actors Funds human services programs.

The Actors Funds helps those in performing art and entertainment who are in need, facing a crisis, or are in the middle of a transition.

Annette Bening, Angela LansburyB.D. Wong Annette Bening, Angela Lansbury, Brian Stokes Mitchell, B.D. Wong

Andrea BurnsJonathan Tisch Andrea Burns, Jonathan Tisch

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Constantine MaroulisJohn Goodman Blue steel: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Constantine Maroulis, John Goodman

Kevin McCollum, Annette Bening, Jonathan Tisch Kevin McCollum, Annette Bening, Jonathan Tisch

Angela LansburyLynn Redgrave Angela Lansbury, Lynn Redgrave

Brian d’arcy JamesBebe Neuwirth Brian d'arcy James, Bebe Neuwirth