Kellogg’s Share Breakfast campaign, which provides more than one million breakfasts over a school year to children across the country, is a cause Diggs feels passionately about. His mom was a teacher and he was raised on the belief that starting the day eating a wholesome breakfast helps children reach their full potential. Additionally, Diggs grew up as the eldest of five children in Rochester, N.Y., and, after the sudden death of his father, he stepped up to help his mother care for his four younger siblings. Through his family leadership, he can relate to the financial worries that many families in America face in putting food on the table every day.
Diggs is committed to helping fight childhood hunger, recognizing that one in five children live in a home where breakfast may not be available. Because of his belief in the power of breakfast, he has teamed up with Kellogg’s and Action for Healthy Kids to encourage moms to share the power of breakfast to help children in need.
Diggs and his wife, fellow Broadway actress Idina Menzel, live in New York with their 3-year-old son, Walker. Diggs has appeared on stage in the Broadway hits “Rent,” “Wild Party” and “Wicked.” His film and television credits include “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Chicago” and “Private Practice.” Diggs also recently released a children’s book, “Chocolate Me,” about teaching children tolerance and acceptance of others. Together, Diggs and his wife also have founded Camp BroaderWay, a performing arts camp for girls from underserved communities.