What if Susan Stroman had won a bid to direct The Lion King? To Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal," the musical's cast showed what the Disney show would have looked like, complete with lionesses in yellow dresses and a refrain of "Nala, are you okay? Are you okay, Nala?"
Gypsy of the Year 2000 raised $2,056,666 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Miss Saigon was the winner of the best skit award, while The Lion King raised $189,195. The competition was held Dec. 4 and 5 at the Palace Theatre.
— By Christine Ehren