Performing the powerful anthem “You Will Be Found,” Galvin, 23, was joined on stage by survivors of the devastating mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
“I’ll be thinking about Monday night’s @frombwaywlove benefit in Parkland for a very long time,” the out actor wrote on Instagram.
Proceeds from the one-night concert, held at the BB&T Center, will benefit the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund and Shine MSD, which promotes arts advocacy in the Parkland community in the wake of the tragedy.
Since the February shooting that claimed the lives of 17 students and faculty, the young survivors, including out activist Emma González, have galvanized a nationwide movement calling for gun reform.
Other From Broadway With Love performers, accompanied by the South Florida Symphony, included Matthew Morrison, Rachel Bloom, Deborah Cox, Wayne Brady, Kirsten Maldonado, Justin Guarini, Vincent Rodriguez III, Ephraim Sykes, Erich Bergen, Christy Altomare, Laura Bell Bundy, Telly Leung, Jordan Donica, Donna Lynne Champlin, Gabrielle Ruiz, Etai Benson, Carrie Manolakos, George Salazar, Bryan Fenkhart, Charity Angel Dawson, Jessica Vosk, Brandon Shapiro, and Jake Wildhorn.
Approximately 10,000 tickets to the event were donated to the families of Stoneman Douglas students and staff.
Best known for his role as a gay teen in ABC’s The Real O’Neals, Galvin replaced Tony-winning Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt in November as the show’s title character, an outcast who finds unexpected purpose and social media stardom after a high school classmate’s suicide. Galvin was succeeded in February by out actor Taylor Trensch.
Currently playing at the Music Box Theatre, Dear Evan Hansen earned six Tonys, including Best Musical and Best Original Score for Oscar-winning songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Watch Galvin’s stirring performance of “You Will Be Found” below.