The 8 PM event will benefit The Ali Forney Center, NYC's primary housing resource for homeless LGBT youth.
Judges include Bruce Vilanch (six-time Emmy Award winner/comedy writer, who made his Broadway debut in Hairspray), Rachel Dratch ("Saturday Night Live") and Carson Kressley ("Queer Eye," "How To Look Good Naked," "Carson-Nation").
This year's contestants include Matt Anctil, La Cage aux Folles; Mikey Cusamano, Chicago; Ray Lee, Anything Goes; Brandon Rubendall, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; and James Tabeek, Mary Poppins.
Conceived by Jeffery Self and directed by Ryan J. Davis, The Broadway Beauty Pageant is musically directed by Christopher Denny. The evening is produced by Wil Fisher, Ryan J. Davis, Jeffery Self and Matthew Oberstein.
Previous winners include Charlie Williams (Mr. Memphis 2010), Anthony Hollock (Mr. Hair 2009), Marty Thomas (Mr. Xanadu 2008) and Frankie James Grande (Mr. Mamma Mia! 2007). Peter Norton Symphony Space is located in Manhattan at 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street). Until Feb. 14 orchestra tickets are available for only $40. After that date, ticket prices are $150 - VIP (includes gift bag and after party); $50 – Orchestra and $25 – Balcony. Tickets are on sale by visiting http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/6590-the-5th-annual-broadway-beauty-pageant. For sponsorship information, contact Wil Fisher at (212) 400-0282.