Leave it to theater people to conceive of a benefit that doesn’t involve snoozy speeches and cold canapés. MCC Theater (currently presenting The Nether through March 29) once again gathers Broadway’s best for a gender-bending evening of show tunes that has become an annual highlight of the theater season.
Daily Show regular Aasif Mandvi will serve as emcee for this year’s Miscast 2015 Gala, to be held Monday, March 30, 2015 at The Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center (311 West 34th Street). In addition, two performers have been added to the lineup: Ben Platt of Pitch Perfect and recently of Broadway’s The Book of Mormon; and Leslie Odom Jr. of NBC’s Smash and currently starring in The Public’s smash hit Hamilton as Aaron Burr.
Platt and Odom Jr. join the previously-announced all-star lineup of performers including: Uzo Aduba, winner of both the Emmy and SAG Awards for her work on Orange is the New Black; Tony Award winners Laura Benanti, Linda Lavin and Jessie Mueller; Tony Award nominees Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Fitzgerald, Joshua Henry, Jeremy Jordan and Ramin Karimloo; and stage and screen star Ana Gasteyer.
The evening will also honor two bold and fearless women: Emmy and Golden Globe nominated stage and screen actress Sarah Paulson and Tony Award-winning producer Fran Weissler.
The Honorary Co-Chairs of this year’s gala are James Earl Jones and wife Cecilia, Jessica Lange, Christopher Plummerand wife Elaine, and Harvey Weinstein.
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Take a peek at scenes from last year’s gala…