This year's Broadway Beauty Pageant took place on March 19th, at Symphony Space. The popular event is the annual benefit of New York's Ali Forney Center.
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).
In the above photo were the participants, from left to right: Wilkie Ferguson III (Porgy and Bess), Andrew Chappelle (Mamma Mia!), Corey Mach (Godspell), Anthony Wayne (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Jesse Swimm (Mary Poppins). Four-time Tony nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh hosted.
The Broadway Beauty Pageant contestants represented their respective Broadway shows, competing for the title crown through talent, interview, and swimsuit competitions.
Andrew Chappelle was declared the 2012 winner.
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.
SOURCE: Broadway World, 3/20/2012
Photo credit: Playbill
Photo credit: Chris Gagliardi