This year's Broadway Beauty Pageant took place last night, March 19th, at Symphony Space. The popular event is the annual benefit of New York's Ali Forney Center. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the evening's arrivals and brings you photo coverage below!
Celebrity judges for the sixth annual The Broadway Beauty Pageant included Jackie Hoffman (The Addams Family), pop culture columnist Michael Musto, and Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change).
Participants included Andrew Chappelle (Mamma Mia!), Wilkie Ferguson III (Porgy and Bess), Corey Mach (Godspell), Jesse Swimm (Mary Poppins), and Anthony Wayne (Priscilla Queen of the Desert). Brent Barrett (Chicago) and past Pageant winners Frankie James Grande (Mamma Mia!), Michael Cusumano (Chicago) and Anthony Hollock (Hair) performed. Four-time Tony nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh hosted.
The Broadway Beauty Pageant featurEd Chappelle, Ferguson, Mach, Swimm, and Wayne as they represented their respective Broadway shows, competing for the title crown through talent, interview, and swimsuit competitions.
The Broadway Beauty Pageant was written and conceived by Jeffery Self and directed by Ryan J. Davis, with musical direction by Christopher Denny. The evening was presented by Time Warner NYC, HBO and The Corcoran Group, and produced by Ryan J. Davis, Wil Fisher, and Matthew Oberstein. The casting was by Daryl Eisenberg, the lighting design was by Brian Tovar, and the choreography was by Erin Porvaznika.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
Wilkie Ferguson III, Andrew Chapelle, Corey Mach, Anthony Wayne, Jesse Swimm
Wilkie Ferguson III
Anthony Hollock, Michael Cusumano, Frankie James Grande
Michael Cusumano, Kelly King
Michael Musto, Jackie Hoffman, Tonya Pinkins
Marti Gould Cummings
Marti Gould Cummings, Kelly King
Marissa Rosen, Michelle Dowdy
Tonya Pinkins, Michael Musto, Jackie Hoffman
Tonya Pinkins, Jackie Hoffman, Carl Siciliano, Michael Musto
Victoria Shaffer, Dallas Thayer
Tovah Feldshuh, Carl Siciliano