I am so grateful for that opportunity to see him receive such recognition and applause. Wow.
I also performed in the show, singing one of his songs with him, and also doing a singing and dancing duet with my dear friend Amy Sidari (owner of the Cabaret), as well as a duet with the fabulous Gary Simboli --voice like no other -- and I even did my Marge the Red Hat Lady routine.
Since I had time for a full costume change, I got myself a purple dress, a few sizes too large, and stuffed a size 40D bra under it, along with some tummy padding. What fun. The audience had a good time!