General Hospital’s infamous Nurses’ Ball returned to Port Charles, Friday, May 17 on ABC. Resurrected in 2013 by executive producer Frank Valentini, this is the event’s 25th year. Founded in 1994 by Port Charles resident Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring), the Nurses Ball is one of General Hospital’s most enchanting charity events dedicated to raising money for HIV/AIDS awareness and research. Stunning red carpet fashion with plenty of romance and folly define this exciting programming event.
The much-anticipated event kicks off with stunning red-carpet arrivals beginning FRIDAY, MAY 17; followed byawe-inspiring original music and performances, MONDAY, MAY 20; TUESDAY MAY 21; and WEDNESDAY, MAY 22.
“This will be ‘GH’’s 15th Nurses Ball. In the 25 years that we have been doing this, it’s been a thrill to treat our wonderful viewers with something a little out of the ordinary. This year will be particularly special and personal. We were able to incorporate original music and performances from a few of our actors, including James Patrick Stuart,” shared Frank Valentini, executive producer, “General Hospital.” “There’s a lot of heart in these amazing performances. You won’t want to miss them!”
Television actor, director and 40-year fan of “GH,” Chandra Wilson (“Grey’s Anatomy” and “Station 19”) makes her official Nurses Ball debut as Sydney Val Jean, Crimson magazine’s New York City fashion editor, with a little red carpet rivalry against media maven Nina Clay-Cassadine (Michelle Stafford). In addition to the gorgeous gowns and elegant tuxedos, viewers can expect to see at least one familiar face: KABC Los Angeles Emmy® Award-winning entertainment reporter George Pennacchio returnsto the red carpet for the sixth time.
As always, the Nurses Ball will be the backdrop for several dramatic events taking place in Port Charles, including an evening of romance that includes a surprise proposal!
Check out the gallery below featuring images of Lynn Herring (Lucy), Maura West (Ava), Laura Wright (Carly), Jon Lindstrom (Kevin), Maurice Benard (Sonny), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Finola Hughes (Anna), Roger Howarth (Franco), Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), Michael Easton (Finn), Michelle Stafford (Nina), Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Ingo Rademacher (Jax) and more!
Stay tuned for hi-res portrait photos of the cast in character on the red carpet.
General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC. Episodes are available on Hulu and ABC.com.