I’m not crying, you are!
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house on Thursday during the Voice for the Voiceless concert when New York Jets player Ty Montgomery and his mother, Lisa — who has fostered 17 young boys — came out onstage to share their story.
During the event, which raised money for You Gotta Believe, a charity that helps finds adoptive parents for pre-teens, teens and adults before they age out of the foster care system, Tony nominee Anika Larsen and the Broadway Boys came out to sing Ty and Lisa’s favorite song, Whitney Houston’s “Your Love is My Love.”
Lisa enthusiastically joined in, encouraging the audience to clap and attempted to coax Ty into warbling a few words, but he declined before loosening up by the end.
The waterworks didn’t stop there.
Ta’Nika Gibson, who is currently appearing in Broadway’s “Ain’t Too Proud,” revealed that she had been born a ward of the state, fostered to an abusive family and then finally adopted at the age of 23.
“The Connors” actress Laurie Metcalf also told the audience the story of how her family adopted a 6 year old boy named Donovan in 2006.
Andrea Martin, Kelli O’Hara, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Santino Fontana also performed at the Town Hall event, which was put on by the irrepressible Broadway maven Seth Rudetsky and his husband James Wesley.
Meanwhile, Ty Montgomery is about to become a free agent on March 18 after having a limited role with the Jets last season.
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