As previously announced, Mr. Broadway 2007 will be presented April 30 at New World Stages. Written and conceived by Jeffrey Self, the evening will feature direction by Ryan J. Davis with musical direction by Eric Svejcar. The one-night-only event will benefit the Ali Forney Center.
Mr. Broadway 2007, according to press notes, "will feature male cast members representing their respective Broadway shows, competing for the title crown through talent, interview and swim suit competitions. The contestants will go head to head in front of a panel of celebrity judges, but ultimately, the final vote is in the audience's hands."
The pageant will boast original songs by The Drowsy Chaperone's Lisa Lambert, Glen Kelly, Caligula's Eric Svejcar, Ben Cohen and Sean McDaniel. Participants will be announced shortly.
Producers are Ryan J. Davis, Nick Malone and Jeffrey Self, in association with Tim Hur.
Gary Beach won the Tony for his Producers performance and was also Tony nominated for his work in Disney's Beauty and the Beast and the recent revival of La Cage aux Folles. He has also appeared on Broadway in Doonesbury, The Moony Shapiro Songbook, Annie, Something’s Afoot and 1776. Tickets, priced $100-500, are available by visiting www.mrbroadway.org.