Last night, The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) Ninth Season Gala honored Kelli O'Hara for her contributions to musical theatre at the Hudson Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and we bring you full coverage below!
Guests included: Matthew Broderick
(Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Producers), Tony Danza
(“Who’s The Boss”), James Naughton
(Chicago), Kelli O’Hara (Nice Work If You Can Get It, South Pacific), Anthony Rapp
(Rent), Sherie Rene Scott
(Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Peter Cincotti
(How Deep Is The Ocean?), Susan Blackwell
([title of show]), Kathleen Marshall
(Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Pajama Game), Tom Kitt
(Next To Normal), Greg Naughton
(Founder: Blue Light Theater Company), Santino Fontana
(Cinderella), Stephen Karam
(Sons of the Prophet), Chris Peretti (Picnic), Justin Bowen
(Chaplin), David Gard
os (Chaplin), Lorina Lisitza (Triumphant Baby!), and cast members from Nice Work If You Can Get It.
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: Kevin Thomas Garcia
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Sherie Rene Scott and Kelli O'Hara
Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara
Matthew Broderick, Isaac Hurwitz and Kelli O'Hara
Isaac Hurwitz and Kelli O'Hara
Isaac Hurwitz, Tony Danza and Peter Cincotti
Tony Danza and Peter Cincotti
Eric Leviton, Pia Cincotti, Tony Danza and Peter Cincotti
Pia Cincotti and Peter Cincotti
Brett M. Boles and his Wife, Omar Lopez-Cepero and Stephen Nachamie
Warren Carlyle and Nicole Kastrinos