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Chefs & Musical Guests

Musical Guests

AUDRA MCDONALD

Audra McDonald is an American actress and singer. Primarily known for her work on the Broadway stage, she has won six Tony Awards, more performance wins than any other actor, and is the only person to win all four acting categories.

Photo credit Allison Michael Orenstein

KELLI O’HARA

A seven-time Tony Award nominee, O’Hara won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Anna Leonowens in the Lincoln Center Theater revival of The King and I. 

 

NORM LEWIS

Norm Lewis is an American actor and singer. He has appeared in Europe, on Broadway, in film, television, recordings and regional theatre. Productions that he has been involved in include Dessa Rose, Miss Saigon, The Wild Party, and several others.

 

STEPHANIE J. BLOCK

Stephanie J. Block is an American actress and singer, most known for her work on the Broadway stage. Block made her Broadway debut in 2003, originating the role of Liza Minnelli in The Boy from Oz.

SANTINO FONTANA

A two-time Tony Award nominee and three-time Drama Desk Award nominee, Fontana won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for his lead performance as Michael Dorsey in the stage adaptation of Tootsie. 

Chefs

PASTRY CHEF MIRO USKOKOVIC

Gramercy Tavern, NYC and Ulcerative Colitis Patient

CHEF DOUGLASS WILLIAMS

MIDA, Boston, Food & Wine Best New Chefs 2020, and Crohn’s Disease Patient

DREW NIEPORENT

Drew Nieporent, one of America’s most respected and celebrated restaurateurs, is the founder and inspiration behind the Myriad Restaurant Group, which operates Tribeca Grill, Nobu New York City, Nobu Fifty Seven, Nobu London, Nobu Next Door, Bâtard, Porsche Grille at Citi Field, and Crush Wine & Spirits. Over the last 30 years, Myriad has opened and operated over 39 restaurants around the world, including Seattle, Louisville, Providence, Boca Raton, London, San Francisco, Moscow, Citi Field, home of the New York Mets in Flushing, New York.

MIXOLOGIST BENJAMIN CLAYTON

Former Head Bartender of Blue Hill NYC

ALSO FEATURING

Graham Scott Fleming • Jake Odmark • Laurissa “Lala” Romain • Analise Scarpaci • Chelsea Stock • Jake Vacanti

Hosted by

Dr. Jon LaPook

CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent and Mebane Professor of Gastroenterology at NYU Langone Medical Center