Clear Channel Spectacolor, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO), in partnership with New York Super Week, New York Comic Con and Playbill, hosted Celebrity Karaoke.
James Monroe Iglehart, Lena Hall, Justin Guarini, Ramin Karimloo, Wesley Taylor and More Walk the Celebrity Karaoke Red Carpet
Hosted and co-produced by Justin Guarini ("American Idol," Wicked), the event gave Comic Con attendees and Broadway fans the chance to perform with a live karaoke band and have a front-row seat to live performances by Guarini, Tony Award winners Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin) and Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo (Les Misérables).
Winners from the #MyDreamDuet contest, in which hopefuls were asked to record a performance of themselves singing a song from the show in which their possible duet partner stars in, are David LaMarr (who will sing with Hall), Madigan Lounsbery (who will sing with Karimloo), Adara Bryan (who will sing with Iglehart) and Matt Case (who will sing with Guarini).
James Snyder (If/Then), Rob Morrison (Avenue Q) and Wesley Taylor ("Smash") also previewed songs from Nerds, the new Broadway-aimed musical about tech giants Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. "Clear Channel Spectacolor is proud to be partnering with New York Comic Con, Super Week, and Playbill to offer these advertising partners a memorable way to connect with their consumers," said Harry Coghlan, president of Clear Channel Outdoor, New York, in an earlier statement. "Celebrity Karaoke is a uniquely New York entertainment experience for Comic Con attendees that gives theatre fans the opportunity to perform alongside Broadway's superhero talent."
Performances at the concert were judged by two-time Tony Award-winning producer Darren Bagert (Side Show, Of Mice and Men), Tony-nominated theatre and film producer Carl Levin (Rock of Ages) and Playbill editor-in-chief Blake Ross.
The event included red carpet arrivals at 5:30 PM, followed by the live show from 7-10 PM.