Thankfully Donald Trump has no part in the seventh annual Broadway Beauty Pageant, a benefit for New York’s Ali Forney Center. Instead, you can count on some of the hunkiest men of Broadway participating in talent, interview and yes – swimsuit competition.
We got our hands on some sexy preview photos of this year’s participants, which include Callan Bergmann (Silence! The Musical), Julius C. Carter (SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark), Yurel Echezarreta (Matilda The Musical), Matthew Goodrich (The Nance), Orion Griffiths (Pippin), and Paul HeeSang Miller (Mamma Mia!).
Four-time Tony nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh will host the event as contestants go head to head in front of a panel of celebrity judges, but ultimately, the final vote is in the audience’s hands. Andrea Martin (Pippin), Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), and Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar) have been tapped to judge the event.
The Ali Forney Center (AFC) was started in June 2002 in response to the lack of safe shelter for LGBT youth in New York City. The Center is committed to providing these young people with safe, dignified, nurturing environments where their needs can be met, and where they can begin to put their lives back together. AFC is dedicated to promoting awareness of the plight of homeless LGBT youth in the United States with the goal of generating responses on local and national levels from government funders, foundations, and the LGBT community.
The Broadway Beauty Pageant will take place on Monday evening, May 20 at 8:00p.m. at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
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Tickets range from $25 – $150. All VIP tickets include a pre and post-show VIP cocktail reception, gift bag, and premier seating.
Want more than a taste? Take the jump for a preview video…