The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the full slate of talent from the musical theatre set to appear at the NYMF 10th Anniversary Gala, presented at the Hudson Theatre on Sunday, November 10th.
The gala will honor Tony Award® winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease, dir. Twilight In Manchego – NYMF ’08), and celebrate 10 years of creating and nurturing new musical theatre under the leadership of NYMF Co-Founder Isaac Robert Hurwitz.
Hosted by Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), the NYMF 10th Anniversary Gala show will feature appearances by Lillias White (Fela!, The Life, Dreamgirls), Christian Borle (“Smash”, Peter and the Starcatcher), Patina Miller (Pippin, Sister Act), Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Leap of Faith), Telly Leung (Rent, “Glee”), Heidi Blickenstaff ([title of show]), Jeremy Shamos (Glengarry Glen Ross), Christopher Fitzgerald (Chicago, Finian’s Rainbow), Hunter Bell ([title of show]), Larry Pressgrove ([title of show]), Jeremy Kushnier (Jersey Boys), Tyler Maynard (Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia), Steve Rosen (Spamalot), David Rossmer (Peter and the Starcatcher) and many more surprise guests, as well as performances from hit NYMF shows of the past decade, in an extraordinary evening of entertainment that you won’t find anywhere else.
Porter was chosen for his extensive contribution to the field of musical theatre as a singer, actor, writer and director both on and Off-Broadway. His recent performance in Kinky Boots was met with critical acclaim and garnered him the Tony Awardâ for the Best Actor in a Musical in 2013. Porter will be honored via performances by both his friends and NYMF alumni.
Billy Porter will guest star on tonight’s new episode of “Law & Order: SVU” at 9pm/8pm central on NBC.
NYMF 10th Anniversary Gala Show tickets can be purchased online at http://nymf.org/tickets/gala-2013/ or by phone at 866-811-4111.