Photo Coverage: 2011 NYMF Kicks Off with Opening Gala!
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by Monica Simoes
Last night, The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) held its opening night Gala hosted by Emmy and Three-Time Tony Award Winner Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q).
On hand for the event were NYMF participants Andrea McArdle (Annie), Matt Cavenaugh (West Side Story), Jenny Powers (Grease), Brian Charles Rooney (Threepenny Opera), Hollie Howard (Hairspray), Max von Essen (Xanadu), Gerard Alessandrini (Forbidden Broadway), Farah Alvin (Les Miserables), Rachel York (Victor/Victoria), Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden), Michael Hayden (Carousel), Felicia Finley (The Wedding Singer), Jamie LaVerdiere (The Producers), Jennifer Laura Thompson (Wicked), Jenn Colella (High Fidelity), Louis Hobson (Next To Normal), Jill Paice (Curtains), Jim Walton (Merrily We Roll Along), Donna Lynne Champlin (Sweeney Todd), Brandon Wardell (Catch Me If You Can), Lois Robbins ("One Life To Live"), Steve Blanchard (Beauty and the Beast), Angela Grovey (The Wiz) and more.
BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photo coverage below!
Now in its eighth year, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is the largest annual musical theatre event in America and is widely regarded as the essential source for new material and talent discovery. NYMF provides a launching pad for the next generation of musicals and their creators to ensure the continued vitality of one of America's greatest art forms. Hailed as the "Sundance of Musical Theatre," NYMF discovers, nurtures, and promotes promising musical theatre artists and producers at all stages of development, and inspires a diverse audience through vibrant, accessible, powerful new work.
Photo Credit: Monica Simoes