From acclaimed Emmy Award winners to stars of the current Fox hit show, GLEE, many celebrities attended the 2012 Black and Gold Gala at the LA Center Studio, making the night a huge success.
The guest list included, FRENCHIE DAVIS who is best known for her amazing vocals and charismatic personality, her tenacity and vocal range, millions of Americans became familiar with Davis through the top rated show AMERICAN IDOL and, most recently, THE VOICE. With extensive theatre work that ranges from Broadway runs of RENT to a touring production of DREAMGIRLS, Davis teamed up with fellow AMERICAN IDOL alum Ruben Studdard and Trenyce Cobbins in the 30th anniversary national tour of the musical revue AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (which later earned the teaming a 2010 Grammy nomination). As a recording artist, Davis is featured in the Tony Moran single "You Are" which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard hot clubplay chart. Currently, she is wrapping up her first in-studio album as a solo performer.
Actress LISA ANN WALTER’s career spans television, film and the stage. She is known for stand-out roles in features such as "The Parent Trap" and "Shall We Dance" and as creator and judge of the internationally popular “Dance Your Ass Off”, currently airing in over 70 countries. Her book “The Best Thing About My Ass Is That It’s Behind Me,” published by Harper Collins, is a brutally honest, comedic look at a chronic self-loather and former “chubby” girl trying to make it in the glamorous world of size “0” Hollywood. Missing her stand-up days, Lisa entertains a national listening audience through her radio gig, "The Fabulous Lisa Ann Walter Show" on KFI. She is most proud of being a working mom of 4 kids – and that her stomach is still reasonably flat after being the clown car they all came out of.
Groomed by R. Kelly and named by Sex Pistols Steve Jones. KAYA JONES rose to prominence as one of the Lead Singers of pop music's most sensational group, "The Pussycat Dolls". Leaving the group Kaya brought her own sound to the masses and has developed her own career as a solo artist in the world of pop music. Kaya appears in the music video "How Come" by D12 and Eminem and sang backup vocals for Mick Jagger on the Golden Globe winning song "Old Habits Die Hard" (also featuring Katy Perry) from the motion picture, ALFIE
DOT MARIE JONES is known the world over as Shannon Beiste on the Fox show, GLEE. With an extensive body of work appearing on such landmark shows as MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and NIP/TUCK, she was honored in 2011 with an Emmy Award nomination Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her stellar work on GLEE.