Center Star AwardCenter's Star Award

In November 2010, Laurie was awarded The Center's Star Award for her outstanding spirit and notable accomplishments as she strives to be the best she can be. Laurie explained to a receptive audience that night, “This year has been a great year of personal growth for me. My goal is to continue to touch people's lives through my music and hopefully make this world a better place for all of us.”

Photo credit: Cheryl Donato





Got Talent? A Competition to Benefit Autism

Got Talent

In early 2010, Laurie competed in Got Talent? A Competition to Benefit Autism, in which the winner was selected by a live audience, the online community, and industry professionals. The grand finale celebrity judging panel included funny man Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace) and Telsey+Co casting director Rachel Hoffman. Broadway & TV star John Tartaglia hosted the evening with a special musical performance by legendary diva Martha Wash ("It's Raining Men"). The competition raised over $50,000 for autism services in the New York City area. In the end, it was Laurie Maitland who walked away with the grand prize!