PHOTO CALL: The Very MARY Holiday Honors Laura Benanti; Matt Doyle, Taylor Mac Perform

News   PHOTO CALL: The Very MARY Holiday Honors Laura Benanti; Matt Doyle, Taylor Mac Perform
 
Tony Award winner Laura Benanti was this year's Broadway Speaks OUT! Hero Award Honoree at The Very MARY Holiday benefit, held Nov. 29 at Dixon Place.

The event raises funds and awareness for The Ali Forney Center, which supports and advocates for homeless gay youth.

Benanti, a Tony Award winner for Gypsy, has also appeared on Broadway in In the Next Room, The Wedding Singer, Nine, Into the Woods, Swing! and The Sound of Music, and Off-Broadway in Why Torture Is Wrong, among other credits.

 

Here is a look at the evening:

Broadway Speaks OUT! (BSO) co-founder Marti Gould Cummings hosts the evening, which featured the talents of Kate Shindle, John Arthur Greene and Matt Doyle as well as Danny Calvert and the Broadway Boys, Jack Mackenroth, Matt Shingledecker, Annie Golden, Michelle Dowdy, Brian Charles Rooney, Tracy McDowell, Malan Breton, Chase Davidson, Krystina Alabado, Scott Nevins, Kate Pazakis, Megan Reinking, Alex Ellis, Taylor Mac, Marcus Simione, composer Scott Alan, The Broadway Dolls, Ryan Nickulas, TJ Kelly and Orfeh.

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