The performers who will take on songs from roles in which they would never be cast include Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, Kelsey Fowler, Ana Gasteyer, Justin Guarini, Josh Henry, Alison Jaye Horowitz, Laura Osnes and Nicole Parker. Phil Reno is the evening's musical director.
Andy Cohen, the host of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live," hosts the gala, which begins at 6:30 PM with cocktails and a silent auction. Dinner and a celebration of the gala's honorees will follow at 7:30 PM, with the performance beginning at 8:45 PM. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the theatre's productions and work in schools and in support of developing new playwrights.
David Duchovny (MCC's Break of Noon, "The X-Files"), Téa Leoni ("Ghost Town," "Spanglish"), Hugh Dancy (MCC's The Pride) and Emmy Award winner Claire Danes (Pygmalion, "Temple Grandin") serve as honorary chairs for the evening, which will honor several veterans of MCC productions.
The list of honorees includes Jo Bonney, Patrick Breen, Charles Busch, Norbert Leo Butz, Kathleen Chalfant, Veanne Cox, Rosemarie DeWitt, David Greenspan, Michael Grief, Peter Hedges, T.R. Knight, Swoosie Kurtz, Neil LaBute, Melissa Leo, Judith Light, Joe Mantello, Elizabeth Marvel, Brían F. O'Byrne, Sarah Paulson, Amanda Peet, Piper Perabo, Adina Porter, Connie Ray, Thomas Sadoski, Liev Schreiber, Leigh Silverman, Lucy Thurber, Marisa Tomei, Frederick Weller and Michael Weller.
Visit charitybuzz.com for more information on the gala's auction, presented with the support of Charity Buzz, which is now live and will run through March 24.
The Hammerstein Ballroom is located at 311 West 34th Street. For more information and tickets, call Glenn Grieves at (212) 727-7722, ext. 233 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.mcctheater.org/galamiscast.