Shea’s 2018 Black Tie Gala Shea's Buffalo
Apr 20 Fri, 5:00 pm
Monday Apr 16
Tuesday Apr 17
Wednesday Apr 18
Thursday Apr 19
Friday Apr 20
Saturday Apr 21
Sunday Apr 22

Schedule of Events (subject to change):

5:00-6:45PM Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction in Shea’s Buffalo Theatre Lobbies
7:00-8:30PM Gourmet dinner, dessert and live auction on Shea’s Grand Stage
8:30-8:45PM Guests escorted to Shea’s 710 Theatre
9:00-10:00PM Private performance by Tony Award Winner, Leslie Odom, Jr.

Gala Reservations:

(716) 829-1170 or email

As Shea’s single most important fundraising event of the year, the gala is poised to successfully raise much-needed revenue to help support the near completed restoration, ongoing maintenance, and growing education programs at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. Co-chaired by Jon and Marcy Dandes and with a private performance by the acclaimed, Leslie Odom, Jr., this year is going to be truly once in a lifetime event.

Leslie Odom, Jr. took home the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of ‘Aaron Burr,’ opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda, in the blockbuster Broadway sensation, Hamilton. He is also a Grammy Award Winner as principal soloist on Hamilton’s Original Broadway Cast Recording, which won the 2015 Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.

“Leslie Odom, Jr. is one of the most dynamic and multi-faceted performers to take the stage on Broadway,” said Michael G. Murphy, President of Shea’s. “To have someone of his exceptional talent and extraordinary artistic caliber perform at Shea’s Gala is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that we are proud to present.”


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