Who We Are
Born for Broadway was established in 2003 at Marymount Manhattan College, where Founder & Executive Producer Sarah Galli was enrolled as a performance major. Sarah created the show as a way to give back after her brother, Jeff, suffered a spinal cord injury in a diving accident. Born for Broadway unites performers with a cause larger than their own: curing paralysis.
Out of its humble beginnings on a college stage, Born for Broadway has evolved into a renowned annual musical cabaret that brings together advocates, Broadway stars, elected officials, and the public, all of whom rally to raise funds to cure paralysis.
Born for Broadway recently received the inaugural Heart of New York Award, honoring arts organizations that have benefited the New York community. The organization was honored alongside Actors’ Equity Association and Lifetime Achievement recipient Tony Bennett. Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer declared May 21st, 2012, “Born for Broadway Appreciation Day” in the Borough of Manhattan. New York City Council presented a proclamation at Born for Broadway 2013. Members of Born for Broadway rang the closing bell at NASDAQ on April 30th, 2012, in honor of the event. Born for Broadway has been featured on “Today,” “Good Day New York,” and in the New York Post, Variety, and Backstage, among other outlets, proving its place as a highly regarded advocacy program.