Tony Award winners Harvey Fierstein, Faith Prince and David Hyde Pierce announced the winners of the fundraising event as well as the best presentation awards at the April 29 performance. Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring productions traditionally offer skits, songs and/or dances as well as a bonnet created specially for the competition.
Among the shows that presented bonnets this year were August: Osage County, Mary Poppins, Xanadu, South Pacific, Naked Boys Singing, Sunday in the Park with George, Spamalot, Spring Awakening, Mamma Mia!, The Lion King, In the Heights, Passing Strange, Hairspray, Gypsy, Rent, Dancers Responding to AIDS represented by MOMIX and the national tours of Jersey Boys and The Lion King. The Broadway companies of Wicked and Legally Blonde co-presented a bonnet.
Judging the competition were Sebastian Arcelus, Stephanie J. Block, Dylan Baker, Norm Lewis, Chris March, S. Epatha Merkerson, Matthew Morrison, general manager Albert Poland and casting director Bernie Telsey.
Here are some photos from the event:
All photos by Aubrey Reuben.