MILFORD — Kristin Huffman, Broadway singer and former Miss Ohio, is always looking for ways to use her talents as a performer to draw attention to the many nonprofits she supports. Five years ago, she created and continues to direct “Broadway Babes,” a group of fellow Broadway performers who will put together themed cabarets for non-profits. On Jan. 21 she and her “Broadway Babes” will be singing for the United Way of Milford at Lauralton Hall, 200 High St. Their performance, “One Gift, One Voice,” will honor in song some of the non-profit agencies the United Way supports and the work they do in the Milford community.
As the daughter of a Lutheran minister, Huffman often performed with her talented family for local non-profit organizations in her native Ohio. Using art performances as a way to draw attention to nonprofits became her platform as Miss Ohio (1990) and as Miss America runner-up. As Miss Ohio, she was even willing to take a pie in the face and sing from a dumpster to support her favorite charities. In more recent years, her career has taken her all over the country and abroad and has included stints in professional opera and musical theater, most recently in the Tony award winning and Grammy nominated revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” in which she played a leading role as well as flute, sax, and piccolo.