Ramin Karimloo and students from PS176K (The Ovington School)



Celebrating its landmark 35th anniversary season, on Monday, June 12 at their annual Broadway Beacon Awards Gala at The JW Marriot Essex House (160 Central Park South), leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway (Executive Director, Michael Presser) honored Tony & Emmy-Nominated actress Kate Burton (currently starring in in the Tony Award Nominated revival of Present Laughter) & Tony-Nominee Ramin Karimloo (currently starring in the Tony Award Nominated musical Anastasia) as well as Tino Gagliardi, President of Local 802 American Federation of Musicians, the largest union of professional musicians in the world.
The evening also honored Gene O’Donovan (Founder of Broadway Production Management Company Aurora Productions) and Geoffrey A. Mills (President & CEO, GAM Hospitality) & will feature a performance from the Broadway cast of Chicago the Musical.
Theater Pizzazz’s Shana Nelson was on hand to capture all the excitement. See the photos below.

Tino Gagliardi


Ramin Karimloo


Ramin Karimloo, Michael Presser, Baruch Shemtov


Michael Presser, Baruch Shemtov


Kate Burton


Jamie deRoy


Haley Swindal


Cast of Chicago

Photos: Shana Nelson