John Leguizamo One of the Co-Hosts of The Creative Coalition’s 2013 Inaugural Ball


Presidential Inauguration Benefit Gala – Jan. 21, 2013

Washington, DC– The Creative Coalition announces first details surrounding their Inaugural Ball slated for Monday evening, January 21, 2013 to commemorate the Presidential Inauguration where actor, comedian, playwright John Leguizamo will be among many film and television actors to co-host. The Ball is a benefit gala for The Creative Coalition (the nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) advocacy arm of the arts and entertainment communities).  The benefit gala will take place on January 21st, 9PM at the Harman Center for the Arts located at 610 F Street, NW in Washington, DC.

John Leguizamo

The Creative Coalition’s 2013 Inaugural Ball is being produced by Ray Bloch Productions with confirmed hosts in attendance include actor and President of The Creative Coalition

Tim Daly (Private Practice); and actors John Leguizamo (Moulin Rouge), Ashley Greene (Twilight), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Kate Walsh (Private Practice), Connie Britton (Nashville), Matt Bomer (White Collar), Giancarlo Esposito (Revolution), Alyssa Milano (Charmed), Evan Handler (Californication), Omar Epps (House), Marlon Wayans (Scary Movie), and others TBA.

Congressional Hosts include Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Michael F. Bennet, Senator Sherrod Brown, Senator Benjamin Cardin, Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Ben Nelson, Senator Jack Reed, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Congressman Gerry Connolly, Congressman John Conyers, Congresswoman Diane Degette, Congressman Ted Deutch, Congressman John Dingell, Congressman Michael Doyle, Congresswoman Donna Edwards, Congressman Blake Farenhold, Congressman Richard Hanna, Congressman Steven LaTourette, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee, Congressman Dave Loebsack, Congressman Mike Michaud, Congressman James Moran, Congresswoman Eleanor Norton, Congressman Thomas Petri, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, and Congressman Bennie G. Thompson.


Co-Chairs include Jeremy Driesen (President, Ray Bloch Productions), Jonathan Levine (Agent, Paradigm Agency), Rhonda Mims (President, ING Foundation), and others TBA.


Confirmed hosts in attendance include Members of Congress, leaders from the entertainment industry, business, policy and media. For sponsorship or ticket information visit,


About The Creative Coalition:

The Creative Coalition ( is the premiere nonprofit 501(c)(3), nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community.  Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance, primarily public education, the First Amendment, and arts advocacy.

About Ray Bloch Productions:

Ray Bloch Productions enables clients to deliver content, messaging, and brand to live audiences through the creation, design and production of live events.


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