Night at the Pier 2016


On Monday, May 9, we celebrated our 11th Annual Night at the Pier gala at Pier Sixty in New York City. Honoring Broadway legend and Family Equality Council champion Nick Scandalios and the 2016 Hostetter-Habib Family Award going to filmmaker and LGBTQ advocate Sharon Shattuck, it was a magical evening of fun, celebration and resolve. Not to mention, we raised more money than any event in Family Equality's long history! And it's not too late to add to that total with a donation of your own--you can do so here!

With performances by singer/songwriter and Waitress composer/lyricist Sara Bareilles, Tony Awards-winning actor and star of Waitress Jessie Mueller and the cast of ON YOUR FEET!, as well as special appearances by Gloria & Emilio Estefan, Daryl Roth and David Hyde Pierce, it was a night never to forget. See more below!

Take a look at photos of the evening here!

Performers & Special Guests Announced!

Sara Bareilles

Jessie Mueller

Ana Villafañe

Andréa Burns

Gloria & Emilio Estefan

Josh Segarra




Nick Scandalios

EVP of the Nederlander Organization, Family Equality Council Board member, longtime leader & advocate for equality for LGBTQ-headed families

Sharon Shattuck

Filmmaker (From This Day Forward), animator, botanist & Family Equality Council Outspoken Generation member


Appearances By

Jennifer Chrisler, former Family Equality Council Executive Director
Gloria & Emilio Estefan, the inspiration behind the Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET!
Tony Hynes, author, educator & Family Equality Council Outspoken Generation member

Honorary Chairs 

Gloria & Emilio Estefan
John Gore
James M. Nederlander
James L. Nederlander
Phil Smith
Daryl Roth
Jordan Roth
Bob Wankel

Event Chairs 

Bruce Cohen
Brian Sheerin
Primavera Salvá

Host Committee

Catherine Adler
Lance Bass & Michael Turchin
Allen & Stuart Bell
Kim & Natalie Bergman
Alan Bernstein
Phil & Odile Birsh
Katia Bouazza & Primavera Salvá
Erica & Marek Bowers
Steve Brister & Carmine Salvucci
Jay & Valerie Brown
Frank Bua & Scott Carroll
Luigi Caiola & Sean McGill
Sean Carlson & Jamie McGonnigal
Bryan Carr & Mark LeDoux
Gregg Cartagine & Reed Chaikin
Anthony Chiafullo 
Bruce Cohen & Gabe Catone
Mario D'Andrea & Sam Rosenblatt
Jerry Daniello & Scott Arsenault
Karen DeMeola & Jessica Hockla
Scott Ellis & Scott Drummond
Clifford Finn
Kirk Fordham & Mike Cevarr
Steven Frank & Mark Lerner
Steven Fuchs & Brian Lancaster
Jeffrey E. Goldman & Kevin Broadie
Willis Goodmoore
Alex Habib & Mark Hostetter
Will Halm & Marcellin Simard
Jen Hatch & Sue Smith
Denise Hinds
Gregg Kaminsky & Kelli Carpenter
Darla Kashian & Sam Grosby
Paige Koudijs
Rosemary Caldwell Llewellyn
Nancy Lyons & Laura Niewald
Brian Maloney & Stelian Serban
Jamie Marks & Mark Scott
Ed Maynard
Denis O'Hare & Hugo Redwood
Domonic Payne
Emily & Justin Rann
Nathan Richardson
Daryl & Steven Roth
Jordan Roth & Richie Jackson
Nick Scandalios & Ric Swezey
Mark Schuster & Jeffrey Webb
Brian Sheerin & Ken Weissenberg
William Sherr & Estevan Garcia
Tommy Starling & Jeff Littlefield
James Stawniczy
Jason Weinberg & Merritt Johnson
Steven J. Weissman & Daniel Bowers
Chris Wilson & John Culbertson


Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

McGill Caiola Family

Daryl & Steven Roth & Family


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

Catherine Adler

Heather & Felix Baker

Katia Bouazza & Primavera Salvá

Valerie & Jay Brown

Iris Smith, Once Upon a Time Productions



Ian Patrick
Deputy Director of Events