Broadway Star’s Gay Rights Anthem

Gavin Creel makes some "Noise"

“My hope for this song [is] to engage and excite people who are ready to speak out about equal rights,” says Gavin Creel, a Broadway performer who’s been in Hair, Fame and Spring Awakening. “And we want this to be fun, so we’re doing it with a sweet tune and an awesome video.”

Creel co-founded Broadway Impact, an organization of actors, directors, stage managers, producers and fans who share a belief in marriage equality. Recently, Creel talked to In the Life about his new song “Noise,” which was co-written with Robbie Roth. There’s even a behind-the-scenes video about the making of it and the impact Creel hopes it has in motivating others.

The video features vintage footage from gay rights marches, vigils and marriages, as well as memorials to young gay and lesbian teens who have taken their own lives.

“It’s about waking up and making noise,” he says. “Music is just a great way to bring people to the table and start the conversation.”

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