Musical theater legends come together to sing lyrics and music written by extraordinary kids. Hear Your Song is a national nonprofit organization (founded at Yale as a student org in 2014!) with the mission of empowering children and teens with serious illnesses and complex health needs to make their voices heard through collaborative songwriting. Hear Your Song offers kid-driven programming that provides power, choice — and a microphone — for youth to tell their stories on their own terms.
Over 250 kids have written their own songs, ranging from rock bops about pasta to ballads about invisible illnesses and from patter songs about the periodic table to jazz tunes about what it’s like to have epilepsy, and they’ve heard them brought to life by Hear Your Song’s community of volunteer artists. Since Hear Your Song's inception in 2014, when it was co-founded on-campus by Dan Rubins (PC '16) and Rebecca Brudner (BR '16) in order to bring the musical community together for good, nearly 100 Yale students and alumni have volunteered as songwriting session leaders, composers, musicians, and Board members, both at the national level and at Yale's current undergraduate-led chapter.
Now, a star-studded cast of Broadway veterans and Hear Your Song’s all-star artists—plus some of the youth songwriters themselves!—will take these incredible songs where they’ve never been before: live onstage at Feinstein’s/54 Below and LIVESTREAMING on to your screen wherever you are in the world.
Special guests include Tony®-nominee Liz Callaway (“Anastasia,” Baby), Amanda Jane Cooper (Wicked), Erin Davie (Grey Gardens, Diana), Henry Gottfried YC '18 (Waitress), and Janine LaManna (Sweet Charity, Seussical), plus over ten Yale alumni staff and volunteers of Hear Your Song hosting, singing, and playing alongside them. A number of kid songwriters will be performing, too!
A small portion of the ticket sales will go towards supporting Hear Your Song's programming — please consider also making a donation through our website and sharing with friends who might want to attend the concert or show their support!