'Hamilton' star to support Regional Hospice's children's center in Danbury

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DANBURY — A star from Broadway’s “Hamilton” is lending his support to the effort to create a dedicated children’s center at Regional Hospice.

Miguel Cervantes, the most recent actor to play Alexander Hamilton on Broadway, will host and perform at Regional Hospice’s virtual fundraiser at 7 p.m. Thursday. His wife, Kelly Cervantes, will co-host.

Money raised will go toward creating the North Star, an 18,000-square-foot pavilion within Regional Hospice that will be the only dedicated hospice space for children in the northeast and only one of five in the nation. The project is planned for 2021.

The Cervantes’ daughter, Adelaide, died in hospice last year, just before her 4th birthday. He will sing his song “’Til the Calm Comes,” with piano accompaniment by Tamar Greene, who played George Washington in the musical.

The night includes a silent auction featuring a cooking class with the Iron Chef and restaurateur, Ming Tsai; a Zoom call with TikTok sensation Mark Anastasio; and an Italian villa get-away, among other unique items and experiences.

Go online to register for the free event, “Wish Upon the North Star,” and the silent auction.