'That's What Friends Are For' benefits local Gary Daniel

Feb 12, 2018

Gary Daniel behind-the-scenes of "Spamalot."
Credit Courtesy of Kathy Palowski

Gary Daniel is known for his roles in local productions like Daddy Warbucks in “Annie” and the King of Siam in “The King and I.” He suffered a stroke shortly after portraying King Arthur in the Aspen Community Theatre production of “Spamalot” last year.

There will be a benefit concert for Daniel at the Aspen Community Church on Tuesday to help raise funds for his medical costs.


Kathy Palowski is organizing the benefit. She met Daniel at the Crystal Palace, a dinner theater hub where he performed for 27 years.


“The thing about Gary is, he's such a good person," she said. "He's such a nice person and he's so humble about his talent and he's so talented.”


The concert will feature a variety of performances, from pop songs to Broadway hits to Latin and classical pieces and more.


The benefit is called “That’s What Friends Are For” and starts at 6:30 p.m.