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The Delacorte Theater 

5:30PM Cocktail Reception
7:00PM Freestyle Love Supreme Performance

This fall, we will launch an 18-month renovation of The Delacorte Theater—the largest in its history—so that it can return a more accessible theater for all in 2025.

To kick off its Brief Intermission, we're celebrating our favorite theater in Central Park with a one-night-only benefit performance by FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME featuring special guests Christopher Jackson aka "C-Jack" and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda aka "Lin-Man." The cast will include Utkarsh Ambudkar aka "UTK the INC," Andrew Bancroft aka "Jelly Donut," Richard Baskin aka "Rich Midway," Aneesa Folds aka "Young Nees," James Monroe Iglehart aka "J-Soul," Kaila Mullady aka "Kaiser Rözé," Bill Sherman aka "King Sherman," Chris Sullivan aka "Shockwave," and Anthony Veneziale aka "Two Touch."



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Utkarsh Ambudkar

aka "UTK the INC"

UTKARSH AMBUDKAR is happy to be back home with the FLS crew. Broadway: Freestyle Love Supreme. Off-Broadway: Rafta, Rafta; Animals Out of Paper (Lucille Lortel nom); Modern Terrorism…; The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. Film: World’s Best; Free Guy; Brittany Runs a Marathon; Pitch Perfect; Blindspotting; Game Over, Man!. TV: “Ghosts,” “Never Have I Ever,” “White Famous,” “The Mindy Project,” “The Muppets,” “Brockmire.” Ambudkar has several solo albums that are available on all platforms. BFA: NYU. 

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Andrew Bancroft

aka "Jelly Donut"

ANDREW BANCROFT is a writer and performer in New York. He made his Broadway debut with Freestyle Love Supreme in 2019, returning to Broadway with the group in 2021, as well as joining the FLS national tour and Vegas residency. Bancroft is a leader at freestyle+ and a member of the band Moondrunk. As rapper Jelly Donut, he has been featured on MTV’s “TRL” and in Rolling Stone and Time. Bancroft writes musicals and is an award-winning ad writer/creative director. He loves whales. He is grateful to FLS, his family, and his friends for their love and support. IG: @mcjellyd. 

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Richard Baskin, Jr.

aka "Rich Midway"

RICHARD BASKIN JR. is a pianist, vocalist, songwriter, actor, and educator. Fresh off the Freestyle Love Supreme residency in Las Vegas, Baskin continues to perform in multiple groups and as a solo artist internationally in South America, Europe, and Canada. His credits include winning the Top Dog award in Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater and performing with Bobby McFerrin, George Benson, Ben Folds, and Kurt Elling.  

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Aneesa Folds

aka "Young Nees"

ANEESA FOLDS was last seen starring in the world premier of Trading Places as Billie Rae Valentine at the Tony Award-Winning Alliance Theatre. Broadway: Freestyle Love Supreme. Off-Broadway: Sistas: The Musical. Regional: Vegas Residency of Freestyle Love Supreme, North Shore Music Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, Arrow Rock Lyceum. National tour: Ragtime. Film/VO: “Alma’s Way” (PBS Kids), Vivo (Netflix), tick, tick…BOOM! (Netflix). Features include Disney Channel, Sesame Street, and Rolling Stone.

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James Monroe Iglehart

aka "J-Soul"

JAMES MONROE IGLEHART is so excited to be back on stage with his FLS family! Broadway: Chicago (Billy Flynn)Hamilton(Lafayette/Jefferson)Aladdin (Genie, Tony Award); Memphis(Bobby); ...Spelling Bee (Mitch). TV: Netflix series “Maniac” (recurring), “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (recurring); “Gotham,” “Elementary,”“Perfect Harmony,” “Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure,” “DuckTales,” “Elena of Avalor,” “Vamperina,” “HellavaBoss,” “SuperKitties,” “Kiff,” “Not Quite Narwhal.” Film: Three Christs, Disney’s Disenchanted. To my wife Dawn thank you for freestyling through life with me for over 20 years. I can’t wait to see what else we make up! 

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Kaila Mullady

aka "Kaiser Rözé"

KAILA MULLADY is the 2015 and 2018 world beatbox champion. She travels the world incorporating singing, beatboxing, and theater to push the boundaries of storytelling and show just what the human instrument is capable of. She is passionate about teaching others how to beatbox through her Beatbox Education Platform, The Academy of Noise. Stay up to date @kailamullady. 

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Bill Sherman

aka "King Sherman"

BILL SHERMAN is the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning music director of “Sesame Street” and “The Electric Company.” Currently, he is the music supervisor for & Juliet worldwide. Love to Maya, Luna, and Autumn. 

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Chris Sullivan

aka "Shockwave"

CHRIS SULLIVAN has appeared on “The Electric Company,” “The Daily Show,” “The Real Housewives of NYC,” “SportsNation,” The Hamilton Mixtape and various programming for MTV and CollegeHumor. Shockwave has trained and performed with The UCB Theatre, The PIT, Annoyance Theatre, and Beatboxer Entertainment and is a co-creator of FLS+. Love and gratefulness to the Ars Nova family, Foxboro High School Music Program, Angus MacGyver, Britt, and Yoda. @offbookbeatbox. 

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Anthony Veneziale

aka "Two Touch"

ANTHONY VENEZIALE is conceiver and co-creator of Freestyle Love Supreme and a founding member of American Immigrants (San Francisco). He has used improv techniques to create endeavors for television (Cartoon Network, Sesame Workshop, Boardwalk Pictures), for theater (FLS, The Freeze, American Immigrants), and for business (TED, Google, Adobe, Salesforce and many more). He is a co-founder of freestyle+ (freestyleplus.com), an improv thinking company that helps humans create, collaborate, and connect. Stage: Freestyle Love Supreme, Servicemen. TV: “Sex and the City,” “Looking,” “Kid of the Year.” Special thanks to all my teachers including Caricia, Jett, and Oci—the loves of my life. 

Thomas Kail
Director, Freestyle Love Supreme
Irene Lazaridis
Line Producer, Freestyle Love Supreme
Roxana Khan
Production Stage Manager


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Christopher Jackson

aka "C-Jack"

CHRISTOPHER JACKSON Original FLS Member. Tony Award nominated actor, writer, and composer, as well as a Grammy and Emmy Award winner. A Broadway veteran with nine shows to his credits, he originated the roles of Benny in In the Heights and George Washington in Hamilton. Other Broadway shows include After Midnight, Bronx Bombers, Memphis, The Lion King, and two runs with Freestyle Love Supreme. Off-Broadway credits include Bronx Bombers; The Jammer; Lonely, I’m Not; In the Heights; Cotton Club Parade; Working; Freestyle Love Supreme. Co-music supervisor for “The Electric Company,” “Sesame Street,” and “Rhymes Through Times” (Nickelodeon). Film/TV credits include In the Heights (WB), “When They See Us” (Netflix), “Bull” (CBS). He is currently starring in “And Just Like That” (HBO).


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Lin-Manuel Miranda


LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA is a Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony award-winning songwriter, actor, director, and producer. Creator and original star of Broadway’sHamilton and In the Heights. Additional Broadway: New York, New York (additional lyrics);Freestyle Love Supreme (2020 Special Tony Award);Bring It On: The Musical (co-composer/co-lyricist). 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award, 2018 Kennedy Center Honors, and 2019 Portrait of a Nation Prize. TV/Film: tick, tick…BOOM!;“His Dark Materials;” “Fosse/Verdon;Moana(Oscar nomination, Grammy Award);Encanto(Oscar nomination, two Grammy Awards);Hamilton (Emmy Award);Mary Poppins Returns;Vivo; and the live actionThe Little Mermaid. 


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The Public Theater extends our deepest thanks to everyone who made this evening possible, including, but not limited to:

Candi Adams; Central Park Conservancy; The Community Spirit Vodka; Curich|Weiss; Freestyle Love Supreme Cast and Crew; Great Jones Distilling Co.; LuEsther T. Mertz Legacy Trust; New York City Department of Parks & Recreation; Other Half Brewing Company; The Pale; Betsy Smith, President and CEO (CPC); Stan Steen, Director of Film and Events (CPC); Union Square Hospitality Group 


Special thanks to this evening's beverage sponsors: